June 15, 2015

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Geosyntec Project Wins a 2014 Texas Rain Catcher Award

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently awarded a 2014 Texas Rain Catcher Award to the City of Austin’s Twin Oaks Library for excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting. Geosyntec staff from the Austin and Brookline offices, in collaboration with the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), installed an OptiRTC (Opti) internet-enabled real-time controller to optimize the water conservation and stormwater runoff reduction benefits of an existing 5,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system at the library. The award was in the Community category.

The project began operation in November 2012 as part of the WERF pilot study and the City of Austin recently extended the Opti service through August 2016. The Twin Oaks Library’s Rain Catcher Award was also recently covered in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper article on May 24 that described the rainwater harvesting system and increased benefits provided by the advanced controller.

Read the full article on the Twin Oaks Award >>

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