Richard’s Rainwater has opened a potable rainwater collection site in Louisiana, in partnership with Faubourg Brewing Co and its parent company, Made By The Water.
According to Richard’s Rainwater, the new site is the largest of its kind in the world. Louisiana’s “first-ever” rain capture facility for drinking water is expected to collect more than 2 million gallons of water each year.
CEO Taylor O’Neil said: “Collecting rainwater in New Orleans made sense as it’s one of the top three rainiest cities in the US”.
He continued: “Faubourg Brewing Co has a rich history of creating quality products and supporting the local community. We are excited to partner with their leadership team to create jobs, support disaster relief and make their facility the most water-conscious brewery in the country.”
Richard’s Rainwater is the nation’s first FDA-approved rainwater collection company, capturing newly fallen rain and packaging it into recyclable aluminium cans or glass bottles.
Dan Griffin, vice president of operations at Made By The Water, commented: “We’re excited that Faubourg’s state-of-the-art facility is playing an important role in reducing waste in our community while also creating quality jobs in New Orleans East”.
He added: “…we have a great respect for pure water as it is the number one ingredient in craft beer, and this partnership with Richard’s further solidifies our commitment to wastewater reduction and responsible use of natural resources. In this case, being good stewards of our environment is also good for our business.”
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