rain water collection

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wen it rains….it pours….as dey say….w/ all d concrete pavement in the cities, d soil can no longer breath & rainwater goes directly to nearby water bodies 2gether w/silts thus groundwater aquifers r no longer replenished. if we all collect rain water then we can help minimize sudden flooding…..rain water collection is not only for pple who don’t have enough water, it’s a storm water management intervention!

in d phils. der is a law, designed to save rainwater during the rainy season in catchments or sumps, w/c was passed way back in 1989…..Republic Act No. 6716, the law that provides for the construction of water wells, rainwater collectors, development of springs and rehabilitation of existing water wells in all of the country‚Äôs barangays.

since wer only good in making laws & nobody cares bout storm water mgt….d 21 yr old rain water collection law just like other laws in d phils. was never successfully implemented….

now dat water is being scarce once again in metro manila, pple started 2think bout rainwater collections….most likely tis desire will soon die after water supply has been normalized….

storm water mgt. has many benefits e.g., safety, health & environment….but who gives a ????

nxt tme derz a flashflood……think bout storm water mgt!

storm water managment

tis is a cool new technology for storm water management. d owner does not allow ppl 2embed d videos so here r d links:

smart sponge demo

how it works

d technology behind smart sponge

storm water treatment as ez as 123….wonder how much dey costs…..

porous asphalt pavement w/ recycled tires

According to the Philippine tire industry, the annual average volume of tires in the market is 6.7 million. Around 2.7 million are locally produced and 4 million are imported. Passenger tires account for 65% of the total tire market followed by truck tires at 30%. With very few recycling options, discarded tires will mostly end up on dumpsites.

Large scale recycling is the final step in the earth friendly disposal of scrap tires. Accordingly, the most promising way of recycling rubber is by turning them into ground rubber “crumbs” which can be added to asphalt. It then can be used for paving roads, running tracks, runways and playgrounds. Because of the mixture of rubber, the life of the asphalt pavement is expected to increase by four to five times. In 1989, 11 million kilograms of rubber (around 2.5 million tires) were converted into asphalt-rubber and used in 35 states in the US. This is a recycling process, which the Philippines can also explore.

here is a cool tire recycling technology that’s also good for a storm water management program coz it makes d asphalt pavement breathable..check out d video link bellow!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/podcasts/specialvideo/site/2008/12/22/marciano.green.asphalt.cnn?iref=videosearch