RainDrop Harvesting Solutions
- Category: Educational
- Organization Location: College Station, Texas
- Activity: Educating children and adults on rainwater harvesting and water conservation.
Founded in 2013, RainDrop Harvesting Solutions educates the public and brings the latest technologies in water conservation to the Brazos Valley. Though the look of their model has evolved over time, the goal has always been to educate kids and adults alike about water conservation and rainwater harvesting in a fun and memorable way.
The demo uses an electric pump to recirculate rainwater through each component of the system: the rain falls onto the metal roof, collects in a gutter, and is conveyed to the tank via a downspout and first flush diverter. Other unique features to increase interest and interaction with the public include clear polyvinyl chloride for the first flush diverter and coating the tank with chalkboard paint so children can write or draw on it. The portability of their demonstration tool allows them to travel to schools and events throughout the state spreading the word about water conservation.