Harvesting Rainwater
Wupatki National Monument

Water Catchment System at Wupatki
Water Catchment System at Wupatki
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Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
What’s Old is New
Year Accomplished:
2013

Preservation activities at Flagstaff Area National Monuments require water to mix mortar for repointing and other activities. These projects have used potable groundwater for this task. In order to make preservation activities more sustainable, harvested rainwater will now be used.  The idea was submitted by Archaeologist Nicole Arendt as a microgrant request to the park management team.  A 1200-gallon tank was purchased and installed in July 2012 at the Butler Building allowing for the capture of rainwater from the 4000 sq ft roof.