Rainwater collection tank installed at Turner Field

Rainwater collection tank installed at Turner Field

ATLANTA — In an effort to cost costs and protect the environment, the Braves have installed an ECOVIE Rainwater Collection System at Turner Field. The 1,500-gallon tank, located in Monument Grove, will capture rainwater, which will then be used in the maintenance of the stadium.

“We’re taking several steps to make Turner Field, and everything that we do on behalf of our franchise, as environmentally friendly as possible,” says Mike Plant, executive vice president of operations. “Working with ECOVIE on this project could have a long-term positive impact on our water use, and it keeps the Braves and Turner Field at the forefront of green technology.”Turner Field Photo 2 copy

The Braves plan to use the water for plants and landscaping, as well as for cleaning the outfield plaza.

“We’re hoping this is the first of several phases the Braves can go through,” said Bob Drew, the president of the Atlanta-based ECOVIE.

Drew estimates that the tank will collect 20,000 gallons of rainwater annually. And to show the potential cost savings, he estimated that water costs $25 per 1,000 gallons.

Minnesota’s Target Field is the only other Major League stadium that uses a similar rainwater collection system.