Bakery Finds New Use for Rainwater

Updated Feb 15, 2013

Installing a rain garden became the first step for one local company that aims to reduce its environmental footprint.

“Quite frankly, I didn’t realize that our No. 1 pollutant is storm water.”

Customers who visit the Bimbo Bakeries USA outlet in Gastonia will get an education in water harvesting when they buy baked goods. The outlet uses a cistern and rain garden to catch the rainfall that would otherwise wash across the parking lot.

Plant manager Jay Kuhn said the company contacted the Gaston County Cooperative Extension office to see about installing a rain garden after a company leader learned about them during a class offered by a N.C. State University agent.

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By Amanda Memrick

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