Ole and Maitri Errson
Ole Errson’s 1500 gallon above ground cistern
captures 29,000 gallons of stormwater each year from his 1200
square foot roof. Errson was also the first person to receive
a city permit to use rainwater they’ve collected for
showers, toilets, cooking, laundry, and irrigation. From September
through June the Errson family relies almost entirely on rainwater
for household use, thanks to a system of microbial filters,
ultraviolet light sterilizers, and periodic cleaning and testing.
Photo courtesy of Ole Errson.