At Cecil Reese's home near Ham Lane and Turner Road, he was clearly on a mission as he paced around his yard and showcased his downspouts, each one an opportunity for rainwater collection.
Normally, the water just finds its way into a massive puddle in the yard or meanders toward the sewer, where it eventually reaches the ocean. But Reese, with his humble upbringing, has big plans for the pipes. He wants to connect them to a dry well, a deep hole designed to move surface water underground with help from drainage pipes — possibly helping recharge the area's parched groundwater basins.
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