A custom 14,000 gallon cistern liner was built and installed in a cement vault in the basement of the condominium building.
Installation Location - Victoria Garden Mews - Santa Barbara, California
System Size - 20 feet X 10 feet X 7 feet tall custom manufactured to fit the cement vault
Annual Water Collection Potential - 15,750 gallons - 1,125 gallons of water harvested from 1 inch of rainfall
Objective - Outdoor Irrigation and Storm Water Control
A custom 14,000 gallon cistern liner was built and installed in a cement vault in the basement of the condominium building. The liner hangs from the ceiling of the vault. The primary goal of the system is to collect and conserve enough water to drip irrigate the landscape during the nine month long dry season. The fully encapsulated liner eliminates humidity, reduces the footprint of storing a large volume of water, and provides additional security during common seismic events.
The six down spout filters clean and divert the water via gravity to the liner. Excess overflow is directed into underground infiltration chambers on the property. All the water that falls on the property is managed and retained on site which successfully eliminates storm water run-off and storm water pollution.
The harvested rainwater supplies a property wide drip irrigation system with the use of a submersible pressure pump. A soil moister sensor is used and irrigation is only activated when needed. This component of the system is very important in managing the water usage and conservation.