In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil. The entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at alternate water sources for existing structures but must plan our new developments differently.
Design for Water is an accessible and clearly written guide to alternate water collection, with a focus on rainwater harvesting in the urban environment. The book:
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All aspects of rainwater harvesting are outlined, including passive and active system setup, storage, storm water reuse, distribution, purification, analysis, and filtration. There is even a section on rainwater harvesting for wildlife.
In addition to rainwater, there are several affordable and accessible alternate sources, including cooling tower bleed-off water, air conditioning condensate, gray water, and fog collection. Design for Water is geared to providing those making development decisions and guidelines with the information they need to set up passive harvesting techniques. The book will especially appeal to engineers, landscape architects, municipal decision-makers, developers, and landowners.
Heather Kinkade-Levario is a land-use planner in Arizona and the author of the award-winning Forgotten Rain. She is president of Forgotten Rain L.L.C., a rainwater harvesting and stormwater reuse company.
I. Introduction to rainwater harvesting : United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ; Rainwater catchment history -- 2. A rainwater harvesting system : Components of a system ; Catchment area ; Conveyance ; Roof washing ; Storage ; Distribution ; Purification ; System Complexity ; Water budget ; Water balance analysis ; Cold weather considerations -- 3. Passive rainwater and stormwater catchment : A more natural approach ; Details for passive collection -- 4. Equipment for an active rainwater catchment system : Rooftops, gutters, and downspouts ; Downspout filters ; First-flush devices and roof washers ; Downspout diversion to a rainbarrel or rainchain ; Storage systems ; Potable water treatment technologies ; Costs ; Examples of handmade tanks -- 5. Case Studies : Landscape infiltration : Oregon Convention Center ; Seattle Natural Drainage System -- Residential: single-family and multi-family RWH systems : Cole Residence, Friday Harbor, WA ; Kearney Residence, Tucson, AZ ; Rancho San Marcos, Santa Fe, NM ; Camino Blanca, Santa Fe, NM ; Single family quadplex, Tucson, AZ ; Casa Rufina Apartments, Santa Fe, NM -- Residential: subdivisions RWH systems : Rancho Viejo, Santa Fe, NM ; Wilkes County Log Home Subdivision, Wilkes County, NC ; Rancho Encantado Resort, Tesuque, NM ; Club Casitas de Las Campanas, Santa Fe, NM -- Commercial RWH systems : Cabell Brand Store, Salem, VA ; Eggleston Laundry, Norfolk, VA ; El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, Taos, New Mexico ; Earth Rangers Headquarters, Toronto, Canada ; Grand Prairie Animal Shelter, Grand Prairie, TX ; Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX -- Industrial RWH systems : Ford Motor Co. Rouge Factory, Dearborn, MI ; Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc, Portland, OR ; American Honda Corporation, Gresham, OR ; Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), Big Island of Hawaii -- School RWH systems : St Michael's Parish Day School, Tucson AZ ; Roy Lee Walker Elementary School, McKinney, TX ; Heritage Middle School, Raleigh, NC ; Langston High School, Arlington, TX ; Stephen Epler Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR -- Parks and interpretive centers RWH systems : Kit Peak Observatory, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, AZ ; Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA ; Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, MD -- Municipal RWH systems : San Juan Fire Station No. 1, Friday Harbor, WA ; First Green Post Office, Fort Worth, TX ; Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA ; King Street Center, Seattle, WA ; US Department of Agriculture Research Facility, Maricopa, AZ ; Roanoke Regional Jail, Roanoke County, VA ; North Carolina Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC -- Alternate source water collection systems : Air conditioning condensate and cooling tower blowdown collection ; Fog collection ; Greywater collection ; Rainwater harvesting for wildlife ; Rainwater catchment for wildlife -- Conclusion.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: New Society