July 15, 2013
TNT Property Management in Kitchener played a large role in restoring a high school sports field back into a useable facility and a source of community pride.

Owned and managed by Linda and Rob Tester, TNT broke ground to install an underground cistern to store rainwater to irrigate the gardens and trees that students Kitchener Collegiate Institute planted around the field.

Teacher Pat Rittinger said that the high school’s sports field has long needed an overhaul. Rittinger teaches a green industries course in landscaping, greenhouse construction and urban agriculture at the school.

“Rainwater harvesting is huge right now in urban agriculture,” said Rittinger. “My kids have been learning about managing water inside and now outside the classroom. I wanted to give them the opportunity to add new skills to their resumes.”

The project is funded through student fundraising and donations from TNT Property Maintenance, REEP Green Solutions, the Region of Waterloo, TD Canada Trust, Toyota Evergreen, and the Tim Walker Memorial Award from the Waterloo school board.