Gulf of Mexico State Park Harvests Rainwater

Gulf State Park, Alabama

Alabama designed a new Interpretive Center in their Gulf of Mexico State Park, which introduces visitors to the Coast’s ecosystems.

The designers’ aim was to meet one of the world’s most demanding green building standards: the Living Building Challenge. Less than 20 facilities in the world have achieved full certification.

The standard requires true “net zero” for water, which means no outside water used and no stormwater runoff created. A ZCL | Xerxes fiberglass tank is the centerpiece of this water system, one of the first commercial-scale potable rainwater systems in the US.

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Watch: how the tank works