Smithville Business ‘Texas Rain’ Purifies, Sells Rainwater
Water bottles march down the line at Texas Rain in Smithville. This company collects rainwater, purifies it, and sells it as drinking water.
Even with the crippling drought last year, David Schraub, the company’s owner, wasn’t worried. Smithville got only 12 inches of rain in 2011.
“Even during the drought, we had plenty of water left over, since we only need about seven to ten inches a year to operate our manufacturing facility,” said Schraub.