This Cavell Ave. installation was more complicated than most of the installations in this pilot project. This was largely due to the need for overflow and bypass drainage into a French drain situated 5 m (15 ft.) from the rain barrel. The homeowners wanted to situate the ARB system to be able to irrigate the backyard garden’s raised beds and to be able to monitor and control the collected water via the online dashboard. This meant the rain barrel had to be raised almost a foot to facilitate gravity-fed flow to the backyard garden by a soaker hose. Although rainfall collection by this installation was effective, we discovered the type of soaker hose used by the homeowner significantly restricted drainage.
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