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Cisterns

Project Summary

 
 
Cisterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Cisterns Marker
Inscription. In 2015, Glen Waye Gardens Condominiums and Bethesda Green undertook three major methods to reduce Glen Waye's stormwater runoff:
Reforestation project: 60 native trees were planted.
Cisterns: 6 concrete pads and rainwater collection cisterns were installed.
Conservation landscaping: 23 shrubs, 692 perennials, and 254 grasses were added to the area.

Grant Award: $32,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust through the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund administered by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Recipient: Glen Waye Garden Condominiums (Glen Waye)
Grantee: Bethesda Green
Partners: Montgomery County RainScapes, Tree Montgomery

Benefits
Storing water for later use reduces watering costs for the community and reduce the cost of landscape maintenance.
Many gallons of water are shed from the building roofs. By diverting water from the roof to the above ground cisterns, we are able to capture rain water, which is then applied to trees, shrubs, perenials, and grasses near the buildings.
By 2025, about half the world's population (3.5 billion people) will live in areas without enough water for agriculture, industry, and human needs.
 
Location. 39° 3.753′ 
Cisterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones,
2. Cisterns Marker
N, 77° 2.911′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Glenallen Avenue 0.1 miles east of Layhill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Glenmont neighborhood of Silver Spring. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2207 Greenery Lane, Silver Spring MD 20906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conservation Landscaping (within shouting distance of this marker); Reforestation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emerald Ash Borer (approx. half a mile away); Shorefield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Regional Parks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Garden Lunch/Recess Lessons (approx. 0.7 miles away); Monarch Waystation (approx. 0.7 miles away); During the Summer and Fall in 2002... (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Also see . . .  Stormwater Management at Glen Waye Gardens. Video describing the program (Submitted on October 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Categories. Environment
 
Cisterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 2017
3. Cisterns Marker
Closeup of map on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
4. Closeup of map on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on January 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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