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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting means capturing and storing rain that falls on-site (usually on roofs).  It is generally used for irrigation and toilet flushing or other greywater uses, though it can also be used for drinking water if it is adequately treated. Capturing rainwater can be a valuable way to reduce or…

Water-Efficient Irrigation and Landscaping

Water-Efficient irrigation and landscaping are ways to save water by choosing different irrigation equipment, different plants, and siting plants differently.  They can also be combined with water reuse. Landscaping often uses more water than fixtures and equipment within the building, so water-efficient landscaping can be the biggest source of water…

Wastewater Recycling

Most buildings use municipal drinking water for all uses, but many applications (such as irrigation, toilet flushing, decorative fountains) do not require it.  Wastewater recycling is the reuse of water after it is no longer potable. Wastewater recycling can significantly reduce total potable water use without requiring austerity, as the…

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