Friday, August 25, 2017

Just in case you missed this from yesterday. . .


A blog post titled, “Finding good news in the bad: the City of Lake Worth now has a new water cistern at our Beach!”

See photos below of the new water cistern.
First, briefly, a little background.

In 2010 the City administration back then asked for and received approvals for “Green” amenities to be included into the plans for the new Casino building (which replaced the former Casino structure, 94% demolished). However, right next door the pool, staff and bathroom facilities, and the pump building — which all actually needed renovations, weren’t addressed — ergo the situation we find ourselves in now. The pool has been condemned and shut down.

However, there’s some good news.

One of the Green amenities that a former commissioner pushed for was a water cistern to collect rainwater; water for all the grass, plants and maintenance as well (e.g., power-washing the Casino structure and surrounding areas).

Having a water cistern sends a message as well the City of Lake Worth is committed to being “Green” and helping to save the environment. But, sadly, that idea of a water cistern ended up being value-engineered, some call it “Greenwashed” out of the project, and a water collection system was eliminated.

So what’s the good news? The former commissioner who wanted a water cistern back in 2010, Chris McVoy, PhD, now has what he wanted after all:

Our new water collection system, or cistern,
at the Lake Worth Beach:
Rainwater collection. Rainwater is cheaper and “Greener” than municipal-treated water.

Note the wide area for maximum rain collection
and sloping to the center of the cistern:
There are even gates, a fence, and perimeter
lighting for public safety.

Easy access for employees carrying hoses and pumps and with a railing too. An OSHA requirement.
During breaks there is seating available for the crew.

 Another good idea: storage.
Area for collection of trip-and-fall hazards, for example, rubber ducks, deflated beach balls, and pelican “Waterfuls”. Shade is provided as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's the funniest thing I've seen all day!