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Credit Human Headquarters receives the Texas Water Development Board’s Texas Rain Catcher Award

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN – (September 23, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced today the recipients of its annual Texas Rain Catcher Award, a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program. The Credit Human Headquarters was recognized in the commercial category.

The TWDB's 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.

The rainwater system for the Credit Human building in San Antonio is a unique approach to reuse by embracing automation, sharing data, and increasing component compatibility. The installed system has upstream and downstream metering, which provides valuable granular data that will be used to further data-driven design since it will be shared with other engineers to refine water models. By harvesting rainwater, the Credit Human building captures, cleans, and manages onsite water, thus protecting the health and water quality of the San Antonio River. Additionally, the system slows runoff into the storm sewer system, which will help reduce the threat of flooding in the community.

The rainwater and condensate harvesting system onsite can store up to 130,000 gallons in cisterns and day tanks stored above and below ground. Two of the water recapture tanks were salvaged from the original Pearl Brewery. Rainwater is captured from all horizontal building surfaces, including the rooftops and a covered garage. Credit Human calculates a reduction in conventional potable water by nearly 96 percent, and with the help of the City of San Antonio’s recycled water backup, the system provides 100 percent of its non-potable water needs.

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. The Credit Human Headquarters is one of four 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.