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Take a survey on your rainwater use

Original post made on Aug 14, 2012

Ph.D. candidate Neeraja Havaligi is asking Pleasanton residents to take an online survey for her to use with her thesis on rainwater harvesting and re-use.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 13, 2012, 3:19 PM

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Posted by San Ramon Observer, a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

San Ramon Observer is a registered user.

I don't know of anyone else in the Tri-Valley doing any serious rainwater harvesting. I have 5600 above ground capacity with 2500 for laundry and 3100 for a drought tolerant yard. I'm planning to add a third 1550 barrel to the yard side because of low rainfall last year. This is something so easy to do even for the DIY that I don't know why it isn't being done more.

I hired a company in Oakland to install my systems and plant the front lawn. They are very good but very expensive and very busy, because they have almost no competition. This is an easy business to get started in, so I don't know why more people are not doing it.

Roz Rogoff
San Ramon Observer

PS I've offered to show my systems to anyone who is interested, but I've had only two people come.


Posted by San Ramon Observer, a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

San Ramon Observer is a registered user.

To Neeraja Havaligi

I'd like to answer this survey but it is only for Pleasanton residents. I live in San Ramon. You should expand your survey to include all Tri-Valley cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville. You would probably get much better results.

Roz Rogoff
San Ramon Observer
San Ramon Express


Posted by Beeky, a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

"This is something so easy to do even for the DIY that I don't know why it isn't being done more.

I hired a company in Oakland to install my systems and plant the front lawn. They are very good but very expensive"

This is confusing to me, if it is so easy, they why hire someone especially since it is very expensive.

Anyway, you hit the nail on the head. People are not going to do something that is really expensive. Whether we like it or not, most decisions people make are based on finances, so the best way to get people to do something it show it can save them money. Look at recycling, we don't really fine people but charge them for renting the bottle or can, they get that money back when they take it to be recycled. A plan that works pretty well because people can make that decision.