The rain and chain might be explained

Are you saving the date for the grand opening of the Oak Point Nature Center and Parks Department Headquarters? October the eighth, 6:00-7:30 p.m. is the projected date. I've been snooping around the building and wondering about its water-catching design.

Watching the construction of the new Nature Center helps bring the fond images back. Walking at Oak Point was a stress relief strategy while I was managing the care and feeding of my elderly father. It's still difficult to get beyond the images of that angry, frail, fading, falling father to find the good memories of my beloved Dad. I loved visiting construction sites with Dad as a kid.

What's the concept behind the building's rain chains and galvanized tanks for rain water collection? There are at least three of the tanks around the building, two flanking the main entrance, and one on the end of the office wing.

August 16, 2015
Sept. 5, 2015--Left of Nature Center main entrance
Left of entrance

Tub of rocks with rain chain

Right of main entrance Sept. 5, 2015

Right side

Downspout on meeting wing of building

End of meeting wing Sept. 5, 2015
What will happen to rain water going down the downspouts into the ground?
Lake view side of nature center meeting wing
Office wing end with rain chain and tub 9/5/2015

Parks office wing side

1 comment:

Collagemama said...

Update: There is an underground cistern.

Further bulletins as situation warrants.