Project Profile:

Santa Fe Greenhouse

Project Summary

Greenhouses use a lot of water for irrigation and capturing stormwater for this purpose saves on the cost of using city water. Rain water is also excellent for plant growth. Nursery stock is stored on top of this installation so that valuable real estate has multiple uses. Rainstore3 was wrapped in a thick liner with inlet and outlet pipes booted for water tight hookups. The manhole is quite large, but does allow for good visual and water quality monitoring.

Address

2904 Rufina Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Install Size

107 m2 (1910 sf)

Designer

Earth and Water, 3552 Aqua Fria, Santa Fe, NM 87501, contact: Richard Jennings 505-471-5180

Contractor

Sub Surface Contracting Inc., 47 Lone Pine Spur, Santa Fe., NM 87505, contact: Neil Keiper

Project Gallery

Subsurface-water storage was installed for water harvesting and irrigation using Rainstore3.
View looking North showing a manhole, irrigation pump controls, and air duct.
A rainwater-storage system was installed for water harvesting and irrigation using Rainstore3.
Opposite end view showing another access manhole and nursery stock.
Underground-stormwater storage was installed for water harvesting and irrigation using Rainstore3.
A variety of plants and trees are stored on top of the Rainstore3 installation.
Stormwater storage was installed for water harvesting and irrigation using Rainstore3.
Construction photo showing depth of Rainstore3.