Before the foundations of the project were poured, thousands of feet of underground piping created a rainwater collection and filtration system:
- "The nerve center of Sweet Apple Village’s water collection system is a
60,000 gallon underground cistern near the center of the development, and two
retention areas on the eight-acre site. There’s also a filtration system that
will clean the water before it is used for watering
"Retention ponds, cisterns and other water collection systems have become increasingly popular in drought stricken Georgia, said Gray Kelly, director of sustainable developments for Southface Energy Institute, an environmentally focused nonprofit based in Atlanta. Kelly said what McKerrow and other commercial developers in the area are doing isn’t new, but it is becoming more commonplace."
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