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An underground bus tunnel will be converted into a 20 million gallon water cistern.

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  1. smoorearch May 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

    For reference: A 20M GAL capacity would supply over 36,000 US residents (at 550 GAL/Person – highest in the world in use). That a figure in addition to individual on-site water-saving & storage strategies. As far as mosquito breeding grounds – that is not how the system would work (a stagnant and standing vessel) – its a municipal water “reservoir” and tidal rise holding tank/desalinization facility (using the tidal energy as the power source for the processing)

  2. lazyreader May 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    20 million gallons is not a lot. An inch of rain over a hundred acres is 2.7 million gallons. I doubt the containment potential of the cistern. Better off simply having rain barrels at individual houses. That ensures private rights to the water that falls on the persons property. This isn’t a park pond so people will tend to ignore it. What potential is there for mosquito breeding grounds in collected dirty water.

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