Community Food Bank to Dedicate Rainwater Harvesting System

The Community Food Bank will dedicate its new 14,000 gallon water harvesting cistern on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:30 AM.  The dedication will take place at the Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road in Tucson.

This new cistern is one of the largest in Southern Arizona and stands twenty-one feet tall and twelve feet wide.  Water will be used to irrigate the Community Food Bank’s Demonstration and Market Garden.  The water harvesting system was installed by Southern Arizona Rain Gutters, Inc. on the west side of the Food Bank and will collect rain from the 140,000 square foot building.

The rainwater harvesting system was funded by the Central Arizona Project, Resurrection Lutheran Church and a Community Development Block Grant.

The ribbon will be cut at 11:30 AM with refreshments and live music by “Entre Puruanos” to follow.

Water harvesting is promoted by the City and County and numerous local businesses who provide technical assistance.  Southern Arizona Rain Gutters and Watershed Management Group assisted the Food Bank and will be available to answer questions.

Tours and details on the cistern and garden will be available following the dedication.

For more information contact Amanda Morse at (520) 622-0525 x 237.