Green roofs and EcoRain tanks were installed at the school to harvest rainwater. These are the first cisterns to fulfill 100% irrigation needs in the area.
Harvesting Rainwater at the Navajo Nation Rough Rock Community School in Arizona
The Navajo Nation has chosen EcoRain Tanks to harvest rain water from the roofs of Rough Rock Community School. Always a leader, Rough Rock – Tse Ch’zhi – was built in 1966 as the first community-run school in the U.S. The School and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs have chosen EcoRain Tanks for the first cisterns in the area to provide 100% irrigation needs.
Two 32,000 gallon cisterns designed to supply 100%irrigation water via pumps and drip systems. When rainwater supply runs low—the Tanks fill with potable water
LEED Silver Certification pending approval
100% recycled Polypropylene materials
EcoRain Tanks are wrapped with Geo-textile Material &placed on top and sides with sand, inside a liner to filter water
Local general contractor Warner’s Landscape Company was hired and worked closely with local Native Americans who built and operate the cisterns