residential water-use Articles

  • Understanding urban residential end uses of water

    The ‘end use’ of water is a breakdown of the total household water usage such as water used for toilets, showers, washing machines, taps, lawn watering, etc. Understanding end uses of water will enable water planners, water authorities and household owners determine where water is used/wasted, how much and how often. This paper describes the end uses of water from a number of single-family homes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Using smart meters to identify social and technological impacts on residential water consumption

    Studies have shown that householders' perceptions of their water use are often not well matched with their actual water use. There has been less research, however, investigating whether this bias is related to specific types of end use and/or specific types of socio-demographic and socio-demographic household profiles. A high resolution smart metering study producing a detailed end use event ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Source separated residential composting in the US

    THE Field of Dreams movie theme, “if you build it they will come,” is definitely à propos to source separated residential organics composting. While conducting this year's survey, we asked program managers what they think the key ingredients are to offering households the ability to divert more than just yard trimmings at the curb - a practice that is widely adopted in some Canadian provinces and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • FRA: Residential case study

    Blandford Consulting Godreaman, Wales Hydro-Logic was appointed in 2008 to undertake a Flood Consequence Assessment for a proposed residential development near Aberaman, on a site close to the River Aman that had previously been subject to dumping of soil and possibly waste from coal mining in the area. The services undertaken by Hydro-Logic included ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Residential spill in VA

    Laboratory analysis of soil samples showed high values of TPH/DRO showing an initial value of 18,800 and 8,300 ppm and the samples of soil analyzed after treatment with VaporRemed showed a value of 290 ppm and 210 ppm. Both these values are below the stipulated 500 ppm of TPH/DRO. The TPH in the drain water after flushing with the product showed values below the detection levels. The project was ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • In-Vessel Composting of Residential Organics

    In 1994, the Regional Municipality of Peel began work on a system for residential organic residuals collection and composting. Although Peel had been promoting backyard composting, greater diversion rates were sought. The public was surveyed to determine what level of cooperation could be expected for source separation and setting out of food, soiled paper products, yard trimmings, etc. “We knew ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Residential Organics Collection Options

    Untitled Document A suburb in Minnesota's Twin ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Residential Solar's popularity in the USA

    Solar PV prices are decreasing with time. The Federal government as well as States multiplied incentives to encourage citizens to flip the switch. The 30% federal tax credit can be add to States’ subsidies and thus entitle more citizens to access solar energy. Incentives are not the only factors that explain the rocketing popularity of solar PV, net metering and solar leasing are also ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Residential building electrical fires

    Electricity is a basic part of residential life in the United States. It provides the energy for most powered items in a contemporary home, from lights to heating systems to televisions. Today it is hard to imagine a residence without electricity. It is a part of our homes and our activities that most of us take for granted. We rarely think how powerful electricity is. Yet, using electricity can ...


    By US Fire Administration

  • ThyssenKrupp Residential, Germany - case study

    Overview ThyssenKrupp, a German industry leader in residential property management, managed 48,000 apartments and had a market worth of $2.9 billion Euro when it was sold in late 2004. Water System Challenges Originally, water was fed to every housing unit through pipes that were 30 to 40 years old. These pipes were corroded with significant rust and calcification ...

  • Determinants of residential heating preferences in Slovenia

    Slovenian National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP, 2008) proposes a set of measures in order to achieve the efficient use of energy, which is seen as an important component of sustainable economic development. As one of the adopted instruments aims at promoting the installation of energy–efficient heating systems, this paper investigates the factors that influence the residential heating ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Residential sinkhole investigation csae study

    Hernando County, Florida Geophysical techniques are commonly used as part of geotechnical investigations for sinkhole claims of residential structures. GeoView, Inc. has performed thousands geophysical surveys for residential sinkhole investigations throughout Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. The investigations involve performing ground penetrating radar (GPR) and/or electrical ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Quantitative assessment of residential water end uses and greywater generation in the City of Al Ain

    Diversification of water sources and water demand reduction are two vital tools in maintaining the security of urban water supplies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Reuse of greywater for non-potable end uses can be an effective alternative, but this resource has not yet received much attention in the UAE. Since the generation of greywater significantly differs from country to country – ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Management of waste organic matters and residential used water for culture and biomass production of red worm (Tubifex tubifex)

    The efficacy of red worm (Tubifex tubifex) for converting organic wastes like pig dung, poultry excreta and dairy sludge into worm biomass production was investigated. For this purpose, three experiments each for pig dung, poultry excreta and dairy sludge were conducted in cement trenches for 90 days duration. The poultry excreta produced maximum biomass (126.53 ± 2.16 g), followed by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Distribute and Sell in China's Residential Water Treatment Market

    Are you considering selling or distributing in the Chinese water market?  Download our report on the Chinese residential water treatment market and learn about: The state of China's water Key market developments Market entry and IPR protection Obtaining Product Certification Foreign and Domestic product offerings ...


    By Launch Factory 88

  • Micro-component survey of residential water consumption in Hanoi

    Daily total water consumption per capita has been used as a basic unit for the future planning of water supply for domestic use. However, for innovative water utilization designs that consider various scenarios, including the effects of policy direction and global warming, and more strategic and efficient water use, it is absolutely essential to consider water usage divided by residential ...


    By IWA Publishing

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