Water Harvesting Update #2

By Seton
November 3, 2010 on 6:44 pm | In Giving Back, Random Musings, Water | 2 Comments
Our water harvesting tanks are well on their way to completion (see my original post)!  Over the last couple weeks they poured the oversized slabs (taking 16 yards of concrete each) and have started to erect the two 18,000 gallon tanks.  The tanks are held together by some 1,200 bolts.
One of the two foundations.

One of the two foundations. The foundations are oversize to accommodate a seating area for our guests (mainly during large group rides).

A completed foundation - forms still up while concrete cures.

A completed foundation - forms still up while concrete cures.

The tanks are built from the top down.  Here a lift holds up the tank for the final assembly.

The tanks are built from the top down. Here a lift holds up the tank for the final assembly.

Bolts, lots and lots of bolts - over 1,200 per tank.

Bolts, lots and lots of bolts - over 1,200 per tank.

When this project is complete it will be one of the largest rainwater harvesting systems in the United States….and my Hydrology professors never thought I would use my degree, jeesh.

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