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Liquid Assets
October 2014
A local entrepreneur harvests the rain

"Based on the average monthly rainfall in Charleston County, a 50-gallon rain barrel can collect 200 gallons of water per month,” says Marty Morganello. To help locals take advantage of that bounty, the former South Carolina Aquarium facilities manager founded Lowcountry Rain Harvesting last fall.

He designs and constructs rain-catching systems for homeowners as well as businesses such as FIG (water from its new cistern is used to wash the loading dock) and schools like Mitchell Elementary (its garden reaps the benefits). Learn more at