Saturday, January 19, 2008

Rain Chains

On December 10, 2007, I attended a meeting of the ASCE/EWRI Stormwater M-BMP Maintenance Subcommittee on North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh.

After the meeting, Professor Bill Hunt, the Subcommittee Chair, took us for a field trip to several rainfall/stormwater management sites on campus. One of the photos that I took (shown to the left) was on "rain chains."

"Rain chains do exactly what downspouts do, but they do it in a way that brings visual pleasure and delight. Rain swirls and flows down, creating a mesmerizing sense of motion and tranquility right outside your window." (