• Rain harvesting saves Tucson water

    TUCSON — Tucson’s push to use rainwater to meet landscaping needs could serve as a model for dry regions throughout the nation, Arizona environmentalists said.

    Beginning next year, new businesses in Tucson must use rainwater for at least half of their landscaping needs.

    If all of Tucson’s rainwater could be collected, it would amount to about 75 percent of the water delivered to homes and businesses each year, said Jim Riley, a University of Arizona hydrologist who teaches about rainwater harvesting.

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    Source: Dec. 28, 2009 at 12:04 PM by United Press International

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