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St. Charles, IL – Aquascape, Inc. is donating a 500-gallon RainXchange® rainwater harvesting system with 20-foot stream to Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL), a 3500 square foot home in Columbus, Ohio. The UDLL project was initiated by Rosemarie Rossetti, a motivational speaker, author, and wheelchair user, along with her husband Mark Leder, after a bicycling accident left Rossetti paralyzed from the waist down.
The Universal Design Living Laboratory will become home to Rossetti and Leder upon completion, in addition to serving as a learning resource for builders, designers, architects, and consumers. The couple’s mission is to raise awareness of quality indoor and outdoor lifestyle through universal design, green building, safety, and healthy home construction practices.
Aquascape is inviting a group of Certified Aquascape Contractors to participate in the hands-on training and installation of the RainXchange® rainwater harvesting system, which will bring biodiversity and a native aquatic habitat to this suburban property. Rossetti and Leder will be able to irrigate their home’s surrounding landscape with the captured rainwater. The 20-foot stream assists in aerating and filtering the stored rainwater, while providing beauty and soothing sounds to the home’s landscaping.
“Rosemarie was a keynote speaker at Pondemonium®, our annual premier training and networking event a few years ago,” stated Ed Beaulieu, chief sustainability officer for Aquascape, Inc. “When we heard she planned to construct a Universal Design Living Laboratory, we promised to provide a water feature for her new home. It’s an honor to make good on our promise by offering the RainXchange® System, which pairs a decorative water feature with a rainwater harvesting system.”
The RainXchange® System will be installed at the UDLL home on October 8th. More information about the Universal Design Living Laboratory is available at www.udll.com.
For more information on Aquascape’s rainwater harvesting systems, products or programs, log onto www.aquascapeinc.com or www.rainxchange.com or call 1-866-877-6637 (US) or 866-766-3426 (CAN).
Aquascape is North America’s leading innovator in the water gardening industry. Aquascape invented the low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond that is the # 1 contractor-installed water garden. The St. Charles, Illinois headquarters, dubbed “Aqualand,” received Silver Level recognition in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating system. Aquascape’s mission is to help our customers succeed at building, selling, and retailing water garden products. Aquascape and its vast network of Authorized AquascapePRO™ Distributors sell exclusively to contractors and retailers. Founded in 1991, Aquascape made the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies four years in a row. In 2005, founder and CEO Greg Wittstock was named one of America’s Best Bosses by FORTUNE Small Business Magazine and Winning Workplaces™.
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