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FreeRain System Diagram for collecting thousands of gallons of water for Military Bases, Military Installations and Military Housing

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FreeRain has teamed with Gaines and Company, a large mid-Atlantic grading and utilities construction company with a 55-year history and a $40 million bonding capacity for all tank installation on military projects. The president of Gaines and Company, David Gaines, is a US Marine Corps Veteran and has status as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. This relationship gives FreeRain an understanding of the special requirements of military construction projects. The FreeRain solution contributes toward 12 LEED certification credits.

Americans are showing an increased interest in conserving natural resources and look to military and government institutions for policies that encourage environmental responsibility throughout their communities. FreeRain rainwater harvesting systems conserve a valuable resource by capturing, filtering and reusing rainwater runoff for landscape irrigation, toilet flushing, cooling tower makeup water and other non-potable uses. Not only does the system provide conservation benefits, but it also substantially reduces the amount of polluted water that flows into streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. On some sites, the FreeRain System pays for itself from day one by replacing more-expensive stormwater sand filters and reducing the overall storm water retention quantity required by the regulatory agency. Contact FreeRain to understand this new stormwater regulation.

For a military building that will be used for 40 or 50 years, the amount of water saved by the FreeRain System will equal many millions of gallons which will pay for the system many times over.

Storm Water Control

Every time it rains, a valuable resource literally goes down the drain. FreeRain rainwater harvesting systems capture and reuse rainwater runoff and make good environmental and financial sense for military institutions. FreeRain can reduce storm water volume, which decreases erosion and storm sewer intake. Current North Carolina regulations allow a 1:1 reduction in the size of your Best Management Practice (BMP) designed storage volume for every gallon stored in the FreeRain tank. Utilizing the underground FreeRain System, saves you land cost wasted on BMP structures and enables you to develop the remaining property with additional building square footage, landscaping, open space or any higher-and-better use. Equipped with filters to retain debris and contaminants, FreeRain allows fewer pesticides, fertilizers and petroleum products to flow into municipal water supplies, such as rivers, reservoir and groundwater. The nitrogen and other contaminates are spread across the landscape by the irrigation system where they are then absorbed into the plant materials. Ultimately, the water quality of the watershed is improved.

Water Quality

Rainwater quality is naturally higher than that of treated tap or groundwater. But once it makes contact with a rooftop or driveway, numerous contaminates can taint quality. Using a FreeRain rainwater harvesting system, a series of filters and pumps removes contaminates and allows water to be reused. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers U.S. water quality guidelines through the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, individual states have more precise water quality standards that determine how water may be reused. Currently in North Carolina rainwater can be used for irrigation, toilet flushing, makeup water for cooling systems and various other non-potable usages.

Contact FreeRain today to learn more about how our rainwater harvesting system can benefit your current or future projects.

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