Bellingham Alive, October 2021 Issue
Oct 1, 2021
Saving Rain for a Rainy Day
Northwest Rain Solutions
WRITTEN BY ANELYSE MORRIS PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTHWEST RAIN SOLUTIONS
HERE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, we are no strangers to rain. Whether or not you’re a fan of the frequent showers, have you ever stopped to think about where that rain ends up?
If you ask Northwest Rain Solutions, there are endless answers. Rainwater harvesting can increase potable water availability, help flush your toilets, water your lawns, and even fight fires.
“A lot of people struggle to find a reliable water source, a lot of wells have high amounts of iron and even arsenic,” says Melody Kuschnereit, Northwest Rain Solutions marketing and communications lead. “Rainwater is a lot more pure, plus it’s renewable.”
Established over a decade ago, Northwest Rain Solutions aims to tackle the water challenges of the Pacific Northwest including availability, access, quality, and quantity issues, says owner CJ Huxford. The mission is to find reasonable and affordable methods to promote sustainable development using on-site rainwater harvesting and stormwater management.
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