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Using recycled concrete – Urbanite

Modern, rectangular pavers are all the rage in Austin urban landscaping right now. Almost every client considering a new entry way or patio refers to this style when discussing their yard.  They enjoy the clean lines and segmented nature that these pavers add to their space. But regardless of aesthetic value,  this choice has several advantages compared to a poured concrete entryway.  Many...

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Rainwater Harvesting Workshop in Austin, TX, OCT 24-25 2014 !!!

Purple Fountain Tree is hosting a Rainwater Workshop in Austin on October 24-25, 2014.  This is a design & construction workshop suited for all levels of rainwater harvesters.  If you have a house and have been considering rainwater, this is a great introduction that will answer all the basic questions, and if you’re a professional looking to branch out into the field, there’s...

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Greywater systems finally accepted by the City of Austin….

The City of Austin is slowly opening the doors for greywater system installation in the city due to water usage concerns.  Check out this link to the City of Austin’s page and contact Purple Fountain Tree to schedule a consult about installing a system for your house.

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We’re featured in an article on Houzz!

Check out this article about storage spaces on Houzz.com. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/28804589/list/how-to-add-a-backyard-shed-for-storage-or-living      

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Bluespray controller lets you irrigate your lawn from anywhere

Purple Fountain Tree is now installing Bluespray controllers, so homeowners can easily adjust their irrigation systems on the fly from anywhere in the world.  In addition to being one of the most flexible controllers, the Bluespray software interface also communicates with several municipalities including the City of Austin so that homeowners receive updates when water restrictions change....

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‘ How to install a Rainwater System’ video in production….

We have finished shooting and educational video about how to install a simple rainwater harvesting system.  The footage is in editing and will be posted soon.  Check back with us in a few months and look for it, or search on...

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Ferrocement Cistern Tour – March 9, 2013

Our project out in Liberty Hill, TX involves the construction of two 50,000 gallon Ferrocement cisterns, and we’d like to show them off.              more pictures…… Come visit us on a serene ranch outside the city for a few hours on Saturday, Mar. 9 and view the progress of our rainwater cisterns.  Learn what ferrocement is, ask questions, have a bite to eat under...

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How to deal with the drought

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you better deal with the drought and find alternative ways to beautify your home while using less water!

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Using found materials

We love to use and re purpose found materials in our projects.  Find out how you can re-use some of the things that you might consider waste and turn them into something beautiful that you and your family can enjoy!

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Planning for the future

What can you do to plan for the future and live more sustainably?  Contact us to find out more.

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