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Anodamine, Inc. receives the Texas Water Development Board’s Texas Rain Catcher Award

For immediate release. Contact: Sarah Haney at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (September 3, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced today the recipients of its annual Texas Rain Catcher Award, a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program. Anodamine, Inc. was recognized in the commercial/industrial category.

The Texas Rain Catcher Award recognizes excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas, promotes rainwater harvesting technology, and educates the public on this critical water-saving practice.

Anodamine, Inc., which specializes in the custom chemical synthesis of water treatment products, created a rainwater harvesting system that utilizes rainwater in its industrial processes instead of municipally treated water.

Rainwater is collected from nearly the entire roof surface of the company’s building and stored in six interconnected cisterns. The system stores 55,200 gallons and has the potential to collect an estimated 230,000 gallons of rainwater during an average rainfall year. A pump and filter system pulls the rainwater from the cisterns into the factory to supply water for industrial processes. The rain collection reduces demand on the municipal water supply and provides local stormwater management benefits.

The Texas Rain Catcher Award competition began in 2007 and is open to all individuals, companies, organizations, municipalities, and other local and state governmental entities in Texas. It recognizes entities and individuals in the rainwater harvesting community and beyond and establishes award recipients as dedicated water conservation leaders in Texas. Anodamine, Inc. is one of six awardees being recognized statewide this year.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.