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San Marcos, Texas Case Study

San Marcos, TX Case Study Overview Download PDF The City of San Marcos recognizes that economy, society, and the environment are closely interconnected. The City is committed to clean air and water and environmentally sustainable economic development. Staff developed the Go Green Initiative to educate citizens about sustainable living and to inspire them to take action. The City first partnered with Rain Water Solutions to offer free rain barrels during a native plant sale in April 2013. The interest was so great that the City sponsored a distribution program in June 2013, and another in October. San Marcos utility customers...

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Fort Worth, Texas Case Study

As one of the nation’s fastest growing large cities, Fort Worth faces the challenge of providing infrastructure and resources for its population while maintaining and improving quality of life for current and future residents. The City of Fort Worth strives to provide a sustainable city by using a multi-pronged approach to protect its water resources. A Sustainability Task Force works to ensure city infrastructure and water resources keep pace with growth. Recent drought conditions and low lake levels have brought water shortages to the forefront. To promote rain water harvesting, the Water Conservation, Stormwater Management and Environmental Management divisions of...

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Lynn Ruck

Nutrena's Scoop From The Coop Blog

 This was posted today by Nutrena and we wanted to share! Rain Barrels For The Chicken Coop The Scoop From The Coop is proudly brought to you by Nutrena and Cargill Animal Nutrition. Be sure to meet our team of authors, and don’t hesitate to leave your questions and insights in our comments area.  The photo shows our Moby 65 gallon rain barrel and an Ivy 50 gallon rain barrel linked together and some of our chickens! Here is the direct link if you want to subscribe, I did. Many backyard chicken coops share an annoying problem. They’re located...

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Mike Ruck

Santa Monica CA rain barel rebate

City of Santa Monica Rain Barrel Rebate Program Rebate up to $200 per rain barrel w/maximum of 2 per downspout; 8 barrels per property Eligibility - property owner (resident, institution or business) in the City of Santa Monica and any tenant of said property with the permission of the owner. Eligibility All properties in Santa Monica are eligible, with the exception of new construction, major remodels. Front yards, back yards, side yards, and parkways are eligible for this rebate. Requirements Submit “before” photo and receipts. Include address and contact info. Email to, or mail to: Rain Harvest Rebate City...

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