Encouraging sustainable water systems for new community developments, incorporated at the time of construction, would result in small scale introduction at relatively low incremental cost. Encouraging developers to incorporate self sustaining water systems into new housing would demonstrate the advantages and efficiencies of sustainable water systems---the benefits to the environment, the potential for high quality water, the long-term reduction in water supply cost, and the potential benefit to water resources as a whole. Furthermore, upfront costs are greatly reduced when these water systems are incorporated into new construction as compared to retrofitting existing structures. Harvesting rainwater provides an additional benefit of minimizing the increased stormwater runoff typically associated with development, with the potential to reduce the runoff to less than that of the undeveloped land. Most importantly, as many cities and towns are expanding and projecting increased water demand proportional to population growth, they must seek additional sources of water. Sustainable water systems in new developments could decrease the projected demand for future water supplies.Potable needs Water consumption of fixture / appliance Average water use * Total use per day Bathtub 50 Gallons / bath* ... per minutean 5.3 minutes per dayan per person x 4 people 53 gallons Bathroom Sink 2.5 Gallons per minutean 5 minutesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Feasibility of Incorporating Sustainable Water Systems in New Residential Construction|
|Author||:||Michael J. Spradling|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|