Harrisonburg Public Works Department has installed its new rain-collection system on a fleet storage building. Each tank holds 3,000 gallons of water and can be filled up by an inch of rain, according to Rick Altizer, a program support specialist for the department. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Rick Altizer, with the Harrisonburg Public Works Department, shows off the rainwater harvest system the department recently installed on top of a city fleet storage building Monday afternoon. The department uses the water in its street sweepers and to clean the city’s storm drains and culverts.