A California-based consulting engineering company recognized for its award-winning water use projects, RMC Water and Environment provides innovative solutions covering every aspect of water-related projects on a local, regional, or state-wide level. Founded in 1998, the company offers technical expertise provided by employees operating from eight offices, including San Francisco, where it has been involved in various community support projects, such as Rain Barrels for Junipero Serra Elementary School.
The Rain Barrels program at Junipero Serra Elementary School involved the installation of two rain barrel systems to collect rainwater. The collected water allows students to maintain the K-5 school’s science garden during months of little or limited rainfall.
The program donated the rain barrel systems, gauges, and solar pump to the school. San Francisco employees installed the systems in January 2014. Additionally, the program obtained donated planters, plants, and other items for the science garden, and program consultants volunteered to provide environmental education, helping students learn about the water cycle, geology and soils, and the local watershed.