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Drought Watch: Henrietta Man Finds Ways To Conserve Water

Drought Watch: Henrietta Man Finds Ways To Conserve Water

 David Gray, of Henrietta, is one of the few in his town that has yet to be affected from the Stage 5 drought restrictions. He uses the gutters from his roof to collect rain water runoff.

"Well your roof catches water. It runs straight off your roof. So, if you put up a gutter on your house, or any structure, then that water is going to run down that, or whatever source you want to furnish," said Gray.

Monday morning, Henrietta received one inch of rain. Gray's roof water runoff, collected a total of 139 gallons of water. He uses two large storage tanks to hold the water. He also uses PVC pipe connections to fill other containers. One of the containers is used to raise fish. If the tank is empty he uses it in his garden.

"We drag it down here, put out overflow into it. We just put a little pump in there and pump the water to the garden," said Gray.

The containers are jet black so he can prevent algae growth. If needed Gray can even drink the water should his taps not work. Gray things others can conserve like he does.

Jack Carney, Newschannel 6

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