We are proud to announce that on February 8th, 2010, we received the very first residential rainwater catchment permit for interior use in the City of Berkeley!
This momentous day was reached after months of hard work and planning by Jetton Construction in conjunction with Hyphae Design Laboratory and Helen Degenhardt of JSW/D Architects.
For this achievement, we owe our greatest depth of gratitude to the rain-water catchment pioneers came before us and to the years of continuous conservation efforts made by drought-conscious Bay Area citizens.
Jim Williams of Jetton and Brent Bucknum of Hyphae at the City of Berkeley Permit Center
In this system, the rain caught from the roof is stored in an on-site tank, filtered and pumped into the house for use by the laundry and toilets.
This permit was issued for a Green Point Rated house we are building in the Berkeley Hills which also includes a Grey-water re-use system, PV and Solar Hot Water and much more! More posts and photos to come!