cistern water tank Articles

  • Use of cisterns during antiquity in the Mediterranean region for water resources sustainability

    From the early civilizations people in arid and semi-arid regions have relied on collecting or ‘harvesting’ surface water from rainfall and storing the water in human-made reservoirs or ‘cisterns.’ The storage of rainwater runoff has been constructed in the entire region around the Mediterranean and the Near East since the 3rd millennium bc. Not only were cisterns ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Pressure Tank sizing

    Sizing a Pressure Tank with a CSV Cycle Stop Valves utilize a very small pressure tank. A 4.4 gallon size pressure tank is all you need for any size house.  “The larger the pressure tank the better”, is no longer true. Water does not come from the ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • Severe Drought and Collapsible Water Storage Tanks and Pillow Bladders

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Drought Monitor has recently published information indicating that up to 95 percent of Texas is experiencing either "severe" or "exceptional" drought conditions this year. According to the National Weather Service, Texas experienced the hottest period (June through August 2011) on record in the U.S. In addition, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

    From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a Waterworld of flooded freeways, cars, houses and businesses, leaving several people dead and hundreds in need of rescue. ...


    By Ensia

  • In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system

    MIT-developed system runs autonomously, producing 1,000 liters per day. In a small village deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula — a day’s drive from any source of clean, drinkable water — researchers from MIT are testing a system that purifies water with the help of the sun. The relatively inexpensive system consists of several modest photovoltaic panels, a large ...

  • The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water. The research team ...

  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • The Culligan UF-P2 water filtration system - smart well technology for disaster response & beyond

    A Longstanding Commitment to Innovation & Philanthropy As a global leader in water treatment, Culligan has developed innovative industrial and commercial water treatment systems for over 70 years. The company's worldwide network, strong service capability and revolutionary technology offers customers one source for end-to-end water treatment solutions tailored to help meet their ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Case study - Northern Guilford High and Middle Schools

    Project: Northern Guilford High and Middle Schools Location: Greensboro, NC Application: Toilet Flushing and Fire Suppression System(s): 360,000 Gallon Cistern, 270 GPM Rainset w/ Back-up, Water Supply, Water Treatment, Controls Project Description This education complex benefits from a centralized ...

  • Case study - Client: City of Chicago, Parks Division

    Project: Rooftop rainwater to flush toilets. Comfort stations at 40th Street and Osterman Beach. Challenge: The Parks Division of the City of Chicago wanted to its two new comfort stations along the Lake Michigan Lake Shore Drive to be environmentally responsible and serve as demonstration projects for the the city's efforts toward sustainable design.   ...

  • Case study - City of Chicago, Illinois

    Project: Rooftop rainwater to flush toilets - Valley Forge Field House Challenge: The Chicago Public Building Commission, in coordination with the Chicago Parks Division, wanted its newest Field House on Valley Forge Road to serve as an example of sustainable building practices.  So there was interest in retaining and reusing the rainwater and stormwater from the ...

  • Residential system design

    Rainwater systems can be as simple as placing a rain barrel beneath a downspout or they can be complex – engineered multi-tank systems with pumping stations and automated computer controls for supplying commercial and industrial process applications. Consider that in one installation in the Sumo arena in Japan, rainwater is supplied for flushing toilets and the cistern’s excess ...

  • Case study - The home depot smart home-duke university

    Project: The Home Depot Smart Home-Duke University; smarthome.duke.edu Location: Durham, NC Application: Toilet Flushing, Laundry and Landscape Irrigation System(s): Landscape - (2)1,400 Gallon CorGal®, Model 602 with, RMH-10 Pump Station, Domestic - (6) 350 Gallon Top Tanks w/ RMH-10 Easy, Stand Pump and Controls, ...

  • Rainwater Harvesting: So Easy A Homeowner Can Do It

    Rainwater Harvesting, what’s that? It’s something so easy, a homeowner can do it. As most of you already know, the concept has been around for years, BUT…how do you make it a concept you can retrofit into your home? What was at one time an engineering marvel is now ...


    By Rainwater Warehouse

  • Case study - Kitchen extension in London

    This small detached house in North West London has enough roof to collect useful quantities of water and the owners have already shown that they are saving money. The Site Marilyn and Gerry Devine’s installation shows that you do not have to own a huge property to be able to benefit from rainwater harvesting. Their small detached house in North-West London has enough roof to ...

  • Some Useful solutions for keeping your toilet clean

    The toilet is like the bathroom. It is a moist area of the home or offices due to the volume of water in the cistern, and as we know - microorganisms or germs love a humid prone area to breed in. Bacteria in the toilet absorb organic waste and release gases with bad smell. Bacteria can generally be found in the toilet bowl area but they are also hidden on the seat, the flush, the floor, and the ...


    By Hydra International Ltd

  • Case study - Client: Mercy Housing, Chicago, IL

    Project: Rainwater for irrigation, greywater for toilet flushing. The Margot and Harold Schiff Residences, 1244 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL. 2007. This project for Mercy Housing Lakefront, combines a cost-effective and nationally recognized approach to ending and preventing homelessness with major design innovations in an important community setting. Each unit has a private bath, kitchen, central ...

  • A new look at Bromine - a potential sleeping giant?

    The daunting challenge By now, most in the international drinking water industry are very familiar with the UN Millennium Development Goal to reduce by half the number of people lacking daily access to safe drinking water by 2015 and that the majority of the world’s 1.1 billion in greatest need are living in developing and under-developed countries. In some of the developing ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • The wildland fire threat

    The threat of wildfire is a major concern to more and more homeowners as construction of homes moves into the Wildland Urban Interface. Periods of drought are frightening times for residents of suburban and rural areas across the country, including the Northwest, the West, and the Rocky Mountain states as well as the Southeast. For those of us who live near natural areas of brush or forest, the ...


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