University of Arizona Investigates Rainwater Harvest Systems for Cleaner Water

In underserved rural and urban communities with dry climates, there is a heavy reliance on rainwater harvesting systems, but the water quality of these systems is sometimes questionable as they are exposed to pollution. Nearly one-third of the world’s population lives in this type of environment.

University of Arizona is analyzing the safety and quality of water collected through these systems to increase access to clean water and provide water for agriculture. The university will work with nearly 200 families to monitor water quality from harvesting systems, which will improve water access not just in Arizona, but the world.

Families will collect water samples over three-years, with tools and resources from the University of Arizona. Read more about the study here

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