Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

During Texas Drought, Pouring a Tall Glass of ‘Cloud Juice’

When you get a second, step outside. Take a look at your roof. Where you may just see shingles, one Texan sees a new source of water.

Richard Heinichen of Dripping Springs, Texas has built a successful business selling bottled rainwater, and as of late he’s been busy taking that work one step further. He’s building rainwater collection systems for residences that can provide their entire water supply.

Watch the video report from PBS Newshour above, part of a reporting collaboration with StateImpact Texas, to learn how Heinichen is harvesting water from the clouds. And stay tuned for more on how rainwater harvesting can boost water supplies, even in times of drought.


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