Environmental Protection

BRAE Introduces Configurable Rainwater Harvesting Systems


BRAE, a Watts Water Technologies company, introduces configurable rainwater harvesting systems for commercial, institutional and residential applications that can reduce water consumption by up to 65 percent. BRAE’s commercial and institutional systems offer storage capacities of 200 to over 2 million gallons, and manage the filtration, storage, distribution and treatment  functions typical to rainwater systems. Above and below ground residential systems store between 225 and 3,000 gallons of rainwater to meet a range of consumer demands.  BRAE specializes in helping customers interface rainwater systems with building management systems and developing tools to showcase their investment and enrich curricula in educational environments.

BRAE provides a holistic approach to water resource management.The company works closely with architects, contractors, business owners and other customers to develop, install, and warrant practical systems. BRAE  supports a rich portfolio of client projects throughout the U.S. for Fortune 500 companies and  customers such as Chris Kids, Lowe’s, Duke Energy Center and the Grand Bay Coastal Reserve.

“BRAE works with customers from design concept through construction to ensure initial ideas meet client goals”, said Shawn Hatley, President of BRAE.“BRAE ensures the best possible solution is implemented by offering a comprehensive product mix, expertise in local and national codes and free specification assistance.” Hatley added,“BRAE is an extension of the design process and provides customers confidence by  being one source, one call and one warranty.”

Rainwater saves precious potable water, reduces the impact of storm-water runoff, and does not require transportation. Harvested water can be used for process applications, toilet flushing, laundry and fire suppression systems.Rainwater harvesting is ideal for landscape irrigation, especially in drought-prone areas where municipalities impose water restrictions.Rainwater harvesting can contribute up to 24 percent of LEED points available for green buildings.

BRAE has introduced a configurable rainwater harvesting system that can reduce water consumption by up to 65 percent. It offers storage capacities of 200 to more than 2 million gallons, and manages the filtration, storage, distribution and treatment  functions typical to rainwater systems. Above- and belowground residential systems store between 225 and 3,000 gallons of rainwater to meet a range of consumer demands.  BRAE specializes in helping customers interface rainwater systems with building management systems and developing tools to showcase their investment and enrich curricula in educational environments.

“BRAE works with customers from design concept through construction to ensure initial ideas meet client goals,” said Shawn Hatley, the company’s president.“BRAE ensures the best possible solution is implemented by offering a comprehensive product mix, expertise in local and national codes and free specification assistance.” Hatley added, “BRAE is an extension of the design process and provides customers confidence by being one source, one call and one warranty.”

Rainwater saves precious potable water, reduces the effect of stormwater runoff, and requires no transportation. Harvested water can be used for process applications, toilet flushing, laundry and fire suppression systems. Rainwater harvesting is ideal for landscape irrigation, especially in drought-prone areas where municipalities impose water restrictions. Rainwater harvesting can contribute up to 24 percent of LEED points available for green buildings.

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