09 Sep '11, 12pm
RainSaucers Make Rainwater Harvesting More Accessible
Several RainSaucers have been installed in areas like California and are helping small-scale farmers. The system can be designed so that several Saucers can be linked to one single tank thereby increasing the surface area exposed to rainfall. Wider applications are seen in developing countries. The company just completed a field trip in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala where they helped families save money by reducing their dependence on bottled water . Although the region has municipal water, it is very unclean and citizens are forced to buy bottled water for fear of water-bourne diseases. Citizens spend about $300 on bottled water which is one month’s income every year. The Guatemalan Saucer is the same as the one in the US except with an extra filtration unit.