Donley County Safety Rest Area
Two new safety rest areas opened in November 2003. This "GREEN" facility incorporates water harvesting for 100% of landscape irrigation, utilizing an Invisible Structures’ Rainstore3 unit at each location. Water saving plumbing fixtures reduce potable water consumption. This western theme safety rest area is designed to encourage travelers to stop for more than the typical 5 minute rest room break. An artificial arroyo has been constructed utilizing Gravelpave2 to expand the rain water capture area for the Rainstore3 unit, as well as capturing all of the roof drains. This rest area is located approximately 50 miles south of Amarillo, Texas on both sides of Highway 287.
U S Hwy 287 at County Rd 28
2240 Rainstore3 Units and 180m2 (2000 sq ft) Gravelpave2
Texas DOT, 817-654-2010, www.Dalco.com
View of Rainstore3 area under the dry creek bed.
Area on other side of bridge also where Rainstore3 is located.
View of buildings being constructed.
Lower tiered stone area is where Rainstore3 is located
The Gravelpave2 arroyo captures both the rain water and roof runoff and delivers it to the Rainstore3 Chamber. The site is intended to capture 100% of the irrigated water for reuse.
An expanded area of the Gravelpave2 shows the location in relation to one of the buildings.