Capturing Rainwater Is Good Business Practice

At the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA, a partnership between management, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Delaware Valley College, and Penn State University to manage storm water runoff is proving to be valuable on many fronts.

The suite of best management practices employed on site are keeping runoff out of the Paxton Creek (which flows into the Susquehanna and ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay); they are highly visible and act as educational touchstones that reach the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Complex every year; the lower water and sewer bills and the savings associated with the systems will surpass the initial investment over time.

Simply put, says Executive Director Patrick Kerwin, the greening effort at the Complex makes good business sense.

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