municipal water harvesting system Articles

  • Rainwater harvesting: An untapped resource

    The collection of rainwater as a source of relatively clean water has been a common practice of humankind since the dawn of civilization. Before the development of any treatment processes, it was the primary source of potable water for those people without access to other sources of water (rivers, lakes, etc.) As cities developed, infrastructure became more centralized. Municipalities took over ...

  • Understanding residential rainwater harvesting

    We use the phrases rainwater harvesting, rainwater utilization, and rainwater collection to describe the process of collecting and using rainwater as an alternative or supplemental water source.  Rainwater harvesting is typically restricted to non-potable (Not for Drinking) applications like: landscape irrigation, vehicle washing, toilet flushing, laundry, cleaning and custodial services, ...

  • South Korea leads the way of rainwater harvesting

    Interest in the benefits of rainwater harvesting is becoming widespread in South Korea, which now has 47 “rain cities”. The potential for developing regions to leap ahead in water affairs, by-passing the exposed shortcomings of centralized western systems is never more obvious than in the matter of rainwater harvesting (RWH). Loosely named “rain cities” by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainwater harvesting and management – policy and regulations in Germany

    This paper discusses the most important policies and regulations supporting the decentralized management, harvesting and utilization of rainwater in Germany, where such measures have been increasingly applied during the last few decades. The development and implementation of specific policies and regulations contributed significantly to that trend. They also work as incentives for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Retention and distribution of Cu, Pb, Cr, and Zn in a full-scale hybrid constructed wetland receiving municipal sewage

    This study was conducted to investigate the retention and distribution of Cu, Pb, Cr, and Zn in a hybrid constructed wetland (CW) that consists of both vertical baffled flow wetlands (VBFWs) and horizontal subsurface flow wetlands (HSSFs) with unique flow regimes and oxygen distribution. The heavy metal concentrations in water, sediments, and plant tissues in the hybrid CW were analysed. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bord na Mona Rainsava® rainwater harvesting solutions debuted at WEFTEC 09 Conference

    Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the American market subsidiary of the $550-million Bord na Móna group based in Dublin, Ireland, today introduced a complete range of RainSava® rainwater harvesting products at the WEFTEC 09 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, in Booth #2319.According to Shane Keaney, President of Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the company ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Growing water shortages, air & water pollution challenge US to take a sustainable approach to the environment

    With 36 states expected to experience moderate to extreme water shortages by the year 2013, the time has come for the United States to rethink its approach to the treatment, storage and reuse of water on a residential, industrial, and municipal level, according to Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc. President Shane Keaney. “The aging United States water treatment infrastructure now ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Drought Forces Push to Recycle, Reuse and Potential in Brackish Water for Oil & Gas Industry: Interview with BioLargo CEO

    UPTICK Interview: BioLargo's AOS Filter Delivers Abundant Clean Water Even In Drought The headlines are full of discussion on water shortages and drought with few options consistently noted beyond the need to conserve and manage the precious resource. To gain perspective on the problem and explore viable solutions UPTICK Newswire interviewed ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • City of Santa Monica Airport Watershed Management Plan

     ABSTRACT The City of Santa Monica implements best management practices (BMPs) to address urban stormwater runoff and uses a “hierarchy” of BMPs to prioritize implementation based on the principles of protecting public safety and the environment, maximizing environmental benefits, and minimizing costs. The hierarchy of BMPs includes the following (in order of priority): 1) harvesting, ...

  • Skyharvester University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee residence hall case study

    Objective: To reduce municipal water usage for irrigation at a University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Residence Hall by as close to 100% as possible. Site Specifications & Known Requirements: Water usage is 100% irrigation. Collection location: Rooftop Rooftop square footage: 21,000 sq ft A 1" rain event would yield ...


    By Lindsay Corporation

  • Muller + Muller`s lakefront restrooms flush with rainwater

    A pair of highly sustainable comfort stations debuted on Chicago's lakefront over the summer, at 5800 North and 4000 South. Designed by Muller + Muller Architects, the seasonal-use brick structures use natural ventilation, daylighting and low-maintenance materials to minimize their ongoing use of resources. But prime among the pair of buildings' low-impact strategies is the use of captured ...

  • How can money be made from sewage?

    The water industry’s seen a clever development take place from Vancouver based company Ostara who has found a way to not only make money from sewage, but also reduce water pollution. The new technology is capable of harvesting phosphorus and ammonia from municipal sewage treatment plants and then create fertiliser pellets from the harvest! So what are ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Skyharvester UNUM Insurance case study

    Objective: To reduce municipal water usage at UNUM’s new Corporate Headquarters site in Chattanooga, TN. Site Specifications & Known Requirements: Harvested water usage to be 100% irrigation. Urban location Average gallons of water needed per week: 7,950 Maximum gallons of water needed during peak summer weeks: ...


    By Lindsay Corporation

  • 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, ...

  • Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice

    Our current pattern of resource use is leading to the depletion and, consequently, scarcity of natural resources (1), the degradation of ecosystems and volatile and increasing prices of natural resources. On a planet with finite resources, the challenge is to find a way of delivering greater value and more services with fewer inputs (EC, 2011a). Resources are defined as raw materials, such as ...

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