RiverSides provides householders with automated rain barrels so stormwater can be simply and efficiently diverted for household use and toward natural, ground filtration.
Without such diversion stormwater can flood basements and streets, overwhelm sewer systems, and push pollution directly into our rivers and streams. Rain barrels simply relieve the costs of such events. They also make the valuable resource of free water easily available in times of drought.
RiverSides combines the ages-old technology of rainwater capture with new technology to allow barrels to be monitored and emptied remotely. We establish networks of these rain barrels strategically in neighbourhoods. (See photo tour below for our first example.) We install the barrels; instruct the participants on their use; and then demonstrate, test, and finetune the rain barrels’ optimal use.
This innovative green infrastructure is community-based, preventive stormwater management. It’s a cost-effective solution to the expensive and damaging problems faced by flood-vulnerable communities. Weather events are brought into better balance with what urban environments and overwhelmed sewers can handle.
This photo tour will introduce you to the RainCAP rain barrel system, including