Savings from a rainy day

This winter, 25 SFUSD schools are taking advantage of our El Niño weather. With cisterns installed in their green schoolyard gardens, they are capturing and storing water to be used later. SFUSD's green schoolyards are designed by each school's community, and many have opted to include cisterns—some of which can hold up to 3,000 gallons of rainwater. Cisterns are provided with support from organizations such as the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Tap the Sky.

Want to learn about getting a cistern for your school? Contact SFUSD Sustainability Director Nik Kaestner.
Want one for your home? SFPUC has a rain barrel program for San Francisco residents.