News & Blog Posts about Rainwater Harvesting

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Contaminants Found in Rooftop Harvested Rainwater in Tucson, Arizona

For the past six years we have collaborated with University of Arizona's Project Harvest to examine levels of contamination in residential harvested rainwater We collected and analyzed over rainwater samples by partnering with families in Tucson whom are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution The findings show there is increased contamination in rainwater...

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Drought Resiliency Grant

SERI has recently received extra funding from the Bureau of Reclamation WaterSmart Drought Response Program to make rainwater harvesting more affordable and accessible to Tucson s low-income community Through our existing Limited-Income Rainwater Harvesting Loan Grant Program this new grant will give qualifying households an extra to cover the costs of installing a -gallon...

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Making The Most of Water in Tucson (Interview with The Buzz)

Cisterns gutters and passive designs cost money but at SERI we provide a Rainwater Harvesting Loan amp Grant Program for limited-income residents to afford systems David Sanabria Rainwater Harvesting Program Manager talks on The Buzz about our participants experiences in the program and new benefits participants are receiving We tend to have higher interest...


Interested in Having Your Own Garden and Need Seeds?

Growing our own food is not an easy task but it is not impossible there are resources available to help For a second time now we are partnering with Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to benefit our participants by providing them free seasonal seeds If you are interested in having your own garden...


We Are Now A “Relay Friendly” Partner

We took a free training course hosted by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) on how to receive and place Arizona Relay Service (AZRS) calls and are pleased to announce that we are now a certified AZRS “Relay Friendly” Partner.

Lora with her rainwater harvesting tank

Lora Makes The Most of Rainwater Harvesting

Through rainwater harvesting we can help reduce urban temperatures and increase tree coverage Rainwater harvesting is a financial investment and many limited-income families in Tucson cannot afford the upfront costs We reached out to Lora who shares with us how she was able to do rainwater harvesting at her home as a participant in...

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