Upcoming project build event: Saturday, June 27th!
Recent Project highlight: Cream City Farms @ Walnut Hill - Project Build 1 of 2
On Saturday June 13th 2015, 40+ Reflo volunteers helped to build a 40,000 gallon Aquablox (R) cistern for the 30th Street Farm - a brownfield redevelopment transforming an environmentally impacted site in Milwaukee's 30th Street Corridor into a 1.25 acre urban farm incorporating large installments of bioswales and rainwater harvesting. On Saturday June 27th 2015, Mayor Barrett, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and many others will commemorate the project during the First Plantings Event.
Video Credit: Ross Kroeger
Recent reflo accomplishments
- Part of the project team that won a MANDI award for the Guest House Project
- Submitted a $65,000 grant application to support the Green Schools Consortium of Milwaukee
- Participated in the Milwaukee Environmental Sciences School Earth Day Event
- Organized a Milwaukee Riverkeeper's Annual River Clean Up
- Participated in the Paliafito Park groundbreaking
- Helped to organize and design the 30th Street Farm project (40,000 gal of storage plus bioswales)
- Worked with the Martin Drive Neighborhood Association to design and then build a rainwater harvesting pavilion
- Helped to organize a diverse Data Working Group to submit a City wide mapping Bloomberg grant
- Received confirmation on our Tax Exempt Status!
- Presented at the SWWT Water Conference
- Part of the project team that received a Mayor's Design Award for the Guest House Project (below are a few pictures from the Guest House project construction event)
Reflo has completed a project design and is working with partners to raise funds for project construction. Project plans include the construction of an rainwater capturing amphitheater, hanging lights, and the addition of several gardens. We hope to turn this small park into a beautiful yet sustainable sanctuary. For more information, click here.
Milwaukee Environmental Sciences
Reflo has partnered with Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) to design and construct phase one of a green infrastruction site redevelopment plan for Milwaukee Environmental Sciences School (MES). More information for this project can be found here.
Who we are
At Reflo, we share your commitment to preserving our valuable water resources for future generations. That’s why we provide education and sustainable water solutions for your home and business. Whether you’re looking to install one of our water catchment systems or are interested in attending an educational session, we can help. You make every dime count, and we'll make every drop count.
what we do
Reflo designs, manufactures, and installs small-to-large scale water catchment systems. These systems capture the rain that falls and stores it for future use. Furthermore, they help prevent our sewers from flooding, and they keep our gardens green when rainfall is scarce. They also limit the amount of rainwater that enters our lakes, rivers and streams, keeping our ecosystem healthy.
As a nonprofit organization, Reflo’s mission is to become a leader in sustainable water use, green infrastructure and water management in urban environments.
How we'll do it
Grounded in strong client relationships and community partnerships, we will provide cost effective and sustainable solutions for rainwater and greywater use. We will accomplish our objectives through education, research, and the implementation of water projects that are rewarding for individuals, local communities, and the organizations that support them.
Here's what we're doing now:
Membership meetings occur the first Thursday of every other month. Time and location can change, so contact us for more information.
projects of past and present
Check out some of the work we have done and take a look at what's still left to do.
Check out our upcoming meeting and event page to see how you can help.