Elemental Stone and Waterworks, Inc.
1645 Winkler Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Service area: 100 miles
Service Area: Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties. These include towns such as Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Sanibel and Captiva, Alva, Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach. However, if a job is interesting enough, we might travel to points beyond.
Integrated rainwater harvesting solutions.
We recently partnered with the Lee County Extension (UF/IFAS) Service's Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program to build a rainwater harvesting solution at their demonstration gardens, which is open to the public for touring. It features rainwater collection via roof runoff using gutters, an above-ground cistern, underground overflow storage using modular matrix blocks, and permeable pavers. We contracted with a solar solutions provider to power a submersible pump. This, in turn, directs water from the storage to be used as irrigation for the gardens. The irrigation is a microjet system.
Although for a home-owner we like to provide an out of sight, out of mind installation, we felt it was important that visitors are able to see the workings of the parts as much as possible. See our website for more information.
From our start as a stone masonry company that does a large part of our business in decorative water features, we decided it was a natural extension to make the features sustainable and functional in the environment. We started off doing pond-free systems with smaller water volumes and wanted to educate ourselves about features that could be fed by collected rainwater. With the modular matrix system we offer, we can combine a self-fed water feature with an irrigation source for the surrounding landscape.
Our general mission is: Enhancing quality of life with the aesthetic arrangement of elemental materials.
We decided that along with the beauty we provide, quality of life can be greatly enhanced by empowering homeowners to collect and use their own rainwater and become increasingly independent of municipal utilities.