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$25 Mowing ~ One Way We Give Back

Everyone works hard for their money. At the end of the month usually, that dollar is stretched thin. We’ve now helped people whose mowers were not working, or have simply been too busy to mow. Service includes mowing, edging and blowing hardscapes clean. Schedule is filling fast so here is how to take advantage of this deal:

  • We have a 54″ deck on the mower so we need a decent size gate to get through so we can mow any size lawn provided the gate is big enough.
  • Text 979-255-4318 to schedule

This is only good until the last day of the month. Once the schedule is full that’s the end until next month. Generally, we start filling the schedule a week prior to the month’s end. We don’t mow for a living, however, we are blessed with a good mower and the ability to give back.

Woman and Aggie owned and operated business.

Also good for realtors and leasing companies to keep properties in eye-catching shape for less.


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2 Systems = Rainwater for Fruit Trees

It is always a pleasure for us to go out and educate potential clients. This potential client was delighted to know that the rainwater tanks he had purchased did not have to go right by the barn as he originally thought they would have to.

In our original visit, we proposed the tanks go under the trees. Since they were polyurethane, this does two things. Protects the tanks from the sun and weather, and keeps the water cooler since the tanks set in the shade. It also camouflages the tanks somewhat as well as they blend into the scenery instead of being out in the open.

Below are a few pics of our initial tank placement prior to installation.

 

We put in quite a bit of hard work on both these systems, solving multiple concerns as we worked. The end result was a drier barn arena, water collecting from two separate gutters into two separate tanks, submersible pumps installed in each for on demand water use. We think we did pretty well at surpassing the customer’s requests.

The tank furthest away had the shortest plumbing run but it has all the standard features we include: tank foundation, first flush diverter installed on treated lumber, water level monitor, system cleanout drain, spigot and overflow. The end result of several days of planning, trenching and gluing pvc is below.

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The second system had the longer PVC and the deeper trenching because we actually brought the overflow back out into the pasture next to the barn in the same trench. It was fun to design and implement. This system also included all our standards for installation. The end result is shown below:

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Within 2 weeks of installation, both tanks were full. Only 2 rainfall events filled these tanks to overflowing. See pics below of water level meters showing full:

 

We can’t begin to explain how rewarding it is to go out and serve people by helping them conserve our most precious resource, water. Bringing their rainwater system dreams to life is a privilege we do not take lightly.


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Point of Use Water Filtration – Types of Filters

Seychelle Water Filters

Seychelle’s Ionic Adsorption Micron Filters are the most laboratory and field-tested of their kind in the world using EPA protocols and tested to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 by Broward Testing Laboratory.

Beneficial trace minerals are not removed in the filtering process. What’s good stays…what’s bad goes.


TYPES OF FILTERS
Seychelle REGULAR Filter
The Regular filter removes up to 99.99% of aesthetics (such as chlorine, sediment, dirt silt, and sand); chemicals (VOCs) such as DDT, MTBE, Benzene, Chloroforms, Trihalomethanes (THM’s); heavy metals (such as Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Copper, Zinc, Aluminum, Chromium 5); and Radon 222. Removes up to 90% of fluoride. Since it is more open in porosity, it does not remove giardia, cryptosporidium or E-Coli. It is designed to be used as a drinking water filter for use with chlorinated municipal water and as a bottled water replacement.

Seychelle STANDARD Filter
The Standard filter is ideal for any in or out-door use; like traveling, hiking, biking, camping, fishing or for emergency purposes. It can be used with any type of water source; tap or rainwater, rivers, streams or even lakes (Excluding salt water). It is designed for use with water that is non-turbid, non-stagnant. It removes up to 99.99% of contaminants and pollutants found in fresh water supplies including Aesthetics such as chlorine, Sediment and dirt; Chemicals (VOC’s) such as DDT, MTBE, Benzene, Chloroforms (THM’s);  Dissolved Solids (heavy metals) such as Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Copper, Zinc, Aluminum, Chromium 6 and up to 99.9% of  Biologicals (pathogens) such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.   Removes up to 90% of fluoride.

Seychelle ADVANCED Filter
The Advanced filter is made of the same media as the Standard filter with the addition of EPA approved iodinated resin (EPA Reg #: 35917-2), which has been proven effective in the removal of bacteria and virus to six logs (99.9999%). Removes up to 90% of fluoride. It can be used in extreme conditions; turbid and stagnant water; and is ideal for emergencies such as hurricanes, cyclones, etc. such as events that occurred in the US with Katrina and the hurricane in Haiti.

Seychelle RADIOLOGICAL Filter
The Radiological filter removes the four basic zones of contamination: Aesthetic (Chlorine, taste and odor), Chemicals (from Industry and Agriculture), Dissolved Solids (heavy metals such as lead, mercury, Chromium 6) and up to 99.99% of Radiological Contaminants such as Gross Beta, Radon 222, Alpha Radium 226, Plutonium, Uranium, Cesium 134 and 137. Removes up to 90% of fluoride.

Seychelle EXTREME RAD/ADV Filter
The Extreme filter removes up to 99.99% of Chlorine, Chemicals (VOC’s), Heavy Metals and Radiological Contaminants.  It removes up to 99.9999% of Bacteria and Virus and 99.9% of Giardia and Cryptosporidium for up to 100 gallons of safe drinking water.  The Extreme filters are perfect when using water of an unknown quality, or emergency preparedness, when survival is threatened by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, radiological contamination or terrorism. Removes up to 90% Fluoride

Seychelle ALKALINE (pH Enhanced) Filter  – pH2O Pure Water Filter
The pH Enhanced filter removes up to 99.99% of chlorine, chemicals (VOCs), heavy metals, and Radon 222. It removes up to 90% of fluoride. The new filter, incorporating proprietary medias, enhances the alkalinity (pH) of drinking water sources up to 9.5pH..  (Your results may vary.)  Since it is more open in porosity, it does not remove giardia, cryptosporidium, virus or bacteria. It is designed to be used as a drinking water filter for use with chlorinated municipal water, as a bottled water replacement, and for those who value the benefits of alkaline filtered water.


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Press Release: RAINDROP HARVESTING SOLUTIONS, LLC, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS RECEIVES TWDB’S TEXAS RAIN CATCHER AWARD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                

CONTACT: KATHIE HITT

P: (866) 635 – 1552 EXT 1

EMAIL: RDHS.LLC@GMAIL.COM

 

Release Date: May 6, 2015


RAINDROP HARVESTING SOLUTIONS, LLC, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS RECEIVES TWDB’S TEXAS RAIN CATCHER AWARD

AUSTIN – (May 6, 2015) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced today the recipients of its annual Texas Rain Catcher Award, a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program. RainDrop Harvesting Solutions won the award in the Educational category for its efforts to bring water conservation technologies to the Brazos Valley.

The TWDB’s Texas Rain Catcher Award recognizes excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas, promotes rainwater harvesting technology, and educates the public on this important water-saving practice.

RainDrop Harvesting Solutions was founded in 2013 by Kathie Hitt and Henry Luna. The two have a mutual passion for designing and building rainwater harvesting systems and sharing their knowledge with others. RainDrop Harvesting Solutions uses a mobile demonstration unit to spread the word about water conservation and rainwater harvesting in a fun and memorable way to kids and adults alike.

The demonstration uses an electric pump to recirculate rainwater through each component of a rainwater harvesting system. In addition, the demonstration features a tank coated in chalkboard paint that encourages children to write or draw on the tank as they learn about rainwater harvesting and water conservation. The portability of the demonstration has allowed Kathie and Henry to travel to schools and events throughout the Brazos Valley.

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The Texas Rain Catcher Award competition began in 2007 and is open to all individuals, companies, organizations, municipalities, and other local and state governmental entities in Texas. It recognizes entities and individuals in the rainwater harvesting community and beyond and establishes award recipients as dedicated water conservation leaders in Texas. RainDrop Harvesting Solutions is one of five awardees being recognized statewide this year.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

The award was presented May 6 in Austin during the TWDB board meeting. Kathie Hitt, CEO of RainDrop Harvesting Solutions responded to the honor by saying “It really is an honor to have earned such a prestigious award here in the state of Texas by the Texas Water Development Board. Henry and I are dedicated to water conservation efforts and we want to continue educating the public in a way that is memorable and where our enthusiasm will hopefully catch on. We would like to thank the Texas Water Development Board for recognizing our hard work and commitment to being a leader in water conservation and bringing the best methods to the Brazos Valley and surrounding area.”

About RainDrop Harvesting Solutions

Based on a mutual passion for water conservation, RainDrop Harvesting Solutions is a local small business located in College Station serving the Brazos Valley’s water needs. The company was started in 2013 by Kathie Hitt (Aggie, class of ’90) and Henry Luna and is dedicated to serving the public through education as well as utilizing the most current and best practices in water conservation. The company designs and installs rainwater harvesting systems and offers an array of water services to meet each customer’s unique needs. For more information about RainDrop Harvesting Solutions please visit www.raindropsavers.com.


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Rainharvest School Online Application