The lovely, glossy magazine that is Design New England usually has articles called “The Epitome of Style” and pictures of highboys and newel posts has embraced rainwater harvesting in a piece called “Beyond the Barrel.” It has a nifty illustration of a residential harvesting system. And guess who’s the star of the piece? Our own [...]

Recharging history

Posted on October 1st, 2009 by Water Nymph in Phil Says

We at Rainwater are working on our third major project designing groundwater recharge systems below buildings to mitigatethe deterioration of wood pile foundations.
One building we’re working under is irreplaceable; a 250-year-old building where foundations, if left unchecked, would deteriorate to a perilous state. It’s not the fault of the nineteenth century engineers. They knew that wood [...]

Rainwater’s Senior Project Engineer, Josh Briggs, joined the team in June 2008. His expertise in the integration of rainwater harvesting with stormwater management and water resources engineering have been invaluable, enhancing the amount and quality of Rainwater’s projects.
He’s an adventurous fellow, riding his bike to work through the scary streets of Boston, daring the crowds [...]

My new favorite e-card

Posted on July 6th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Cool Stuff

charity: water does everything right. They are a non-profit who’s mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to places like the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti. In fact, they’ve completed 1,247 water projects, serving 650,000 people (according to their website).
Rainwater Recovery is exploring ways to help some non-profits, but right now, we can [...]

Can we just take a deep breath and enjoy this moment? We are always moving on to the next thing, we believe so strongly that we are doing good for the environment and we can’t do enough, but just for this moment, can we please say Thank You—to the universe, to Mayor Bloomberg, to the [...]

Friend of Rainwater, Paul Lauenstein, has come up with a very interesting approach to sustainable lawn care.  I know this fellow and he is committed on a local level to sustainable practices.  I think his idea is worthy of support of the sustainable community—so please take a look at his brief write up and give support [...]

Water for investment

Posted on June 2nd, 2009 by Water Nymph in Uncategorized, Why Not?

In The Wall Street Journal last week, Roger Bate reviewed “Planet Water” by Steve Hoffmann. It sounds fascinating in some ways and really hard in others, so we are glad that Bate went to all the trouble to read it for us, and pull out the good stuff. Like this: “Parts of St. Louis’s sewer [...]

Rainwater Recovery’s fearless leader, Phil Reidy, will be presenting as part of New England Water Works Association continuing education program on Tuesday, June 2.  For those of you in the industry, it’s a neat way to get caught up with innovative programs and meet some interesting movers and shakers in the industry. The course is [...]

It is so nice to get noticed. Especially when so much of what we do is invisible. Not just that it’s underground, but, if we’re doing our job right, no one should know it’s there.
And especially nice for this project which was with such good people, doing good things, like the Old Cambridge Baptist Church. [...]

FLOW: For the Love of Water

Posted on April 17th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Cool Stuff

The Sundance Channel is showing FLOW: For the Love of Water.
This is how the film is described on their website:

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling [...]


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