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2014-03-10 23:02:04

The Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) recently announced the opening of its newest addition to the central campus: the Clough Commons building, which is both an educational

2013-06-27 23:16:16

A one-of-its kind sustainable site in Middle Georgia. Ft.

2010-07-08 13:08:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world's attention is on South Africa and the World Cup finals, the Annenberg Foundation introduces PITCH:AFRICA, a first-of-its-kind rainwater harvesting and filtering system built into a football pitch (soccer playing surface). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/annenbergfoundation/45103/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100708/MM32130 ) (Photo:...

2009-03-16 23:35:23

Officials in the Florida Keys are offering incentives to residents who convert their old septic tanks into cisterns for irrigation. The state has mandated that all individual septic tanks in the area be eliminated by next year due to environmental concerns, The Miami Herald reported Monday. Decommissioning the septic tanks costs about $500 per tank.

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By TONY DAVIS WATER-HARVESTING MANDATE Standing at the entrance to the new West Side office of Southwest Hazard Control, an environmental-cleanup firm, are 11 corrugated metal tanks, all 8 feet tall and 6 feet in diameter.

2008-10-06 15:00:28

By RICH HEWITT; OF THE NEWS STAFF PROSPECT - The Friends of Fort Knox on Sunday reopened a section of the historic fort housing an aboveground cistern that has been closed to the public for decades.

2008-09-01 18:00:11

By Malia Wollan SAN FRANCISCO - Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said.

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

Hui is one of a growing band of people across the country turning to collected rainwater for non-drinking uses like watering plants, flushing toilets and washing laundry.

2008-09-01 00:01:46

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said.

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By TONY DAVIS Business leaders question costs, ask for exemptions More than 60 developers, architects, landscapers and other business leaders turned out Tuesday to question a proposed Tucson law that would require rainwater harvesting systems in new businesses, including most apartment complexes.


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