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Project: Rainwater Harvesting and Three Integrated Pump Systems
Location: Durham, NC
Project length: 60 days
Annual water savings: 1,000,000 gallons
When the City of Durham made the decision to renovate the historic Durham Athletic Park, they did it with an eye on sustainability. A major part of the new parks operation was to design an irrigation, pump and water collection and storage system that made the park completely independent of the city's potable water supply.
Green Horizon was involved very early in the project and was thrilled when they were selected as the contractor to install a 4,800 gallon CorGal Tank and three seperate, high-performance pump systems. The largest (15 HP) pump system is used to pump water from a 40,000 gallon below ground cistern to irrigate the ball field. A slightly smaller (5 HP) system is responsible for supplying water from the CorGal tank (which is fed by rainwater run-off from the grandstand roof) to the perimeter irrigation system. The third pump system recycles the field run-off water back into the below ground cistern for reuse.
As the park reopens for Minor League Baseball, NCCU, and several local organizations; we anticipate the new CorGal rainwater storage tank will become a landmark as famous as the old bull.