Festival Brings Together Good Things to Know and Fun Things to Do

Festival Brings Together Good Things to Know and Fun Things to Do

  • October 31, 2017
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The Hill Country Alliance brings its eighth annual Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival to the Dripping Springs Ranch Park on Saturday, November 4. The Festival is a combination of fun things to do, like live music, wine tasting, food trailers, tiny homes—and good things to know about, such as water conservation, dark night skies, land stewardship, and wildlife management. More than 75 vendors will share their products, services and information on rainwater harvesting, sustainable energy, green building, home…

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Festival Will Celebrate the Joy and Beauty of Hill Country Living

Festival Will Celebrate the Joy and Beauty of Hill Country Living

  • October 19, 2017
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The Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival, an annual event of the Hill Country Alliance, returns to the Dripping Spring Ranch Park on Saturday, November 4, from 10am to 5pm. The festival is free, family friendly, and promises plenty to do and see for all ages and all who love the Hill Country. This event is a major expansion from the past seven years of the Rainwater Revival, now with a broader focus on living lightly, recreating responsibly, and…

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SAWS offers its customers discounted rain barrels

SAWS offers its customers discounted rain barrels

  • October 10, 2017
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  Many of us have watched the rain pouring from our rooftops and wished we could save it for a drier day. Now you can! SAWS is offering coupons towards the purchase of a rain barrel for residential water customers. Distribution Event Order by Oct. 20 – Distribution on Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Road. The distribution event option includes an electronic coupon code via email to purchase a rain barrel online at reduced price…

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Rainwater Revival Calls for Grant Applications from Hill Country Schools – Deadline Extended

Rainwater Revival Calls for Grant Applications from Hill Country Schools – Deadline Extended

  • September 12, 2017
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For the seventh consecutive year, the Hill Country Alliance’s Rainwater Revival offers funds to help students learn about rainwater catchment and water conservation. As Texas Hill Country residents and businesses look for ways to conserve water, the Hill Country Alliance’s Rainwater Revival School Grant Program lends a helping hand to schools throughout the 17-county region. HCA is now taking applications from schools that want to implement or enhance rainwater collection and water conservation programs on their campuses. So far our…

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Spicewood company fills niche in Central Texas rainwater harvesting needs

Spicewood company fills niche in Central Texas rainwater harvesting needs

  • June 14, 2017
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Zak Crosby, owner and operator of Tall Drink Rainwater Harvesting, said once the public uses rainwater, it will never want to use well water or city water again. “Rainwater tastes better than any water you can get,” he said. “And once you bathe in it, taste it, wash your clothes in it, you will never want anything beside rainwater for the rest of your life. It’s hands down the very best quality of water. Once the system is in, your…

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Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Commercial enterprises are increasingly installing various rainwater harvesting systems for water conservation purposes. Harvesting can also reduce stormwater runoff and fees, and helps solve potable, non-potable, and energy challenges. Commercial property owners are beginning to realize how much stormwater fees are costing them, says Zachary Popkin, program manager for the Energy Coordinating Agency in Philadelphia (via the Forester Network). Rainwater harvesting is an opportunity to collect water from roofs and reuse it, keeping it onsite, which eliminates a huge portion of…

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St. Elmo Brewing Co. and Richard’s Rainwater Collaborate on Ale Made with Rain Water

St. Elmo Brewing Co. and Richard’s Rainwater Collaborate on Ale Made with Rain Water

Austin-based St. Elmo Brewing Co. teamed up with Richard’s Rainwater, a rain water bottling company located in Dripping Springs, TX to create their Rain Pale Ale. A core value of St. Elmo is collaboration. Experimenting with rainwater was an ongoing interest for both for Founders, Tim Bullock and Bryan Winslow and when they realized their landlord had a connection with Richard’s Rainwater they made the introduction and headed out to Dripping Springs, TX to see the facility and meet Richard in person. After installing…

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Rainwater Revival Calls for Grant Applications from Hill Country Schools

Rainwater Revival Calls for Grant Applications from Hill Country Schools

For the seventh consecutive year, the Hill Country Alliance’s Rainwater Revival offers funds to help students learn about rainwater catchment and water conservation. As Texas Hill Country residents and businesses look for ways to conserve water, the Hill Country Alliance’s Rainwater Revival School Grant Program lends a helping hand to schools throughout the 17-county region. HCA is now taking applications from schools that want to implement or enhance rainwater collection and water conservation programs on their campuses. So far our…

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Texas Tribune Q&A with HCA’s Katherine Romans

Texas Tribune Q&A with HCA’s Katherine Romans

HCA Executive Director, Katherine Romans, discusses water issues facing our region in this week’s Trib+Water Q&A. “The Hill Country is really a region of extremes, where it goes from serious droughts to catastrophic flooding in an incredibly short period of time. We’re also seeing increased population growth; it’s projected to double over the next 35 years or so. The biggest challenge is going to be keeping people aware of the limitations of water resources. It’s easy to engage the public…

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Rainwater Revival Agenda Now Set: Speakers to Bring Messages of Free, Easy, Dependable Water

Rainwater Revival Agenda Now Set: Speakers to Bring Messages of Free, Easy, Dependable Water

  • October 31, 2016
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The annual Rainwater Revival is the largest gathering of rainwater harvesting businesses and contractors in the state. Now in its 7th year, the Revival continues to evangelize the message of delicious water that comes free from the sky and is so easy to capture, store and use for home or garden. The Rainwater Revival, ever popular with homeowners and businesses alike, is free, family-friendly and set for Saturday, November 5, 10am to 4pm at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park. The…

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