by Tracey Kline
Three years ago, Lenke noticed a disturbing summer trend: hot dry periods accompanied by short bursts of rain, and skyrocketing water bills. He asked himself, why not make use of all that rainwater going to waste? This epiphany induced him to install an additional element to an already ecofriendly home: rain barrels.
“I knew it was going to require a lot of work,” he said, “but that it was the right thing to do.”