Local Research Institute Receives National Award for Rainwater Harvesting Loan Program

Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. (SERI) recently won the National Energy Globe Award United States for its pilot low-income rainwater harvesting loan program.

The award was presented by Georg Füerlinger from the Austrian Trade Commission in a small ceremony at the SERI office. The program is supported by a portion of the water conservation fees paid by Tucson Water customers.

SERI has partnered with Tucson Water for more than 10 years in various efforts to educate the community on matters related to water. Because of this work, about one in four rainwater harvesting rebates issued in the last year went to low-income customers.
SERI award:
Energy Globe award: http://bit.ly/2On26I8
Rainwater Harvesting Grant/Loan program: