This ECOVIE system was installed on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. The system is set up as the primary water source for a large home. Rain from the 7,000 square foot roof (44” annually) is filtered through Gutter Glove screens and is stored in a 25,000 gallon basement cistern lined with Rainwater Pillows. A 2 HP Rainmaster pump (Rain Harvest Systems) feeds water to treatment and irrigation back up. Treatment uses a Rainsafe ozone/UV system with 5 micron and carbon filtration following an M21 GE multi-media filter rated for 21 gpm. The back up to rainwater comes from a brackish well which requires desalinization. ECOVIE installed a desalinization plant rated for 6 gpm to feed to a separate cistern. This 7,500 gallon cistern (also with Rainwater Pillow lining and Rainmaster pump) provides back up water to the home and irrigation.
Type of installation: Residential
Location: Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Annual Rainfall - 44 inches per year with distinct rainy and dry seasons
Purpose of Catchment - Whole home household and irrigation
- GutterGlove screens. Using this superior product was necessary because downspouts are internal to house walls and lead directly to basement cisterns, which made other first flush or diversion options impossible.
- Potable Rainwater Pillows - preferred over coated concrete cistern
- Multi-media filtration (MMF) was required to provide as hands-off and automated system as possible to minimize filtration cartridge changes.
- Desalination with R/O at 6 gpm to provide up to 6,500 gallon per day to water up to 2.5 acres.
For more information, contact ECOVIE Environmental LLC, 4287 Club Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30319
Or their website: http://www.ecovieenvironmental.com
Phone - (404) 824-0318