Protecting Our Resources

Harvesting and reusing rainwater is not only a way to supplement water supplies, it also helps protect vital water resources from pollutants that storm water runoff carries into them. As concerns about water pollution and the impending global water shortage grow, it is increasingly important for everyone to take part in conserving and protecting drinking water supplies.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
February 1, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 1, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23214

Rainwater Recycling in the Lone Star State

Rainwater harvesting and storm water recycling are similar processes, but rainwater harvesting usually involves collecting water from cleaner surfaces, such as roofs, while storm water typically is ground-level runoff. Both require collecting, storing and conserving rain for later use.

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Rainwater harvesting system provides alternative to well water

About The Author: 

Jack Holmgreen, ARCSA-AP, WTS III, is president of SparkleTap Water Co. Holmgreen can be reached at jholmgreen@sparkletap.com or 281.538.1430.

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23149

Reclaim, Reuse, Reduce

Gateway Village, a 15-acre mixed-use development complex in North Carolina—designed to bring businesses, retailers, restaurants, new residents and visitors to the area—was developed through a joint venture between Bank of America and Cousins Properties. The complex is home to three office towers totaling more than 1 million sq ft of class A office space. In late 2007, North Carolina and a large portion of the southeastern U.S. endured an exceptional drought that prompted water restrictions across the region.

The Concept

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Water reclamation system saves energy & water costs

About The Author: 

Joe Sgroi is an environmental applications engineer for Aqualine Water Treatment Products. Sgroi can be reached at jsgroi@aqualine.net or 704.895.5500.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23120

Leading the Way With Rainwater Reuse

In the words of Alexandra Cousteau, “Water will be the defining crisis of our century.” Essentially, water is running out. Population is constantly growing, and water and storm water management costs are skyrocketing across the U.S., increasing by up to 8% per year. Without a sustainable water management plan that includes rainwater harvesting, both people and businesses will suffer.

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System helps school become South Carolina's first LEED-certified educational facility

About The Author: 

Robyn Albaum is director of marketing for Aquanomix. Albaum can be reached at ralbaum@aquanomix.com or 704.402.4373.

Publication Date: 
September 22, 2011
Activation Date: 
September 22, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23036

A Learning Experience

When McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, set about constructing its new Engineering Technology Building, it used the latest state-of-the-art technology not only to achieve U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, but also to create a living laboratory to train students on the building systems of the future. One of the components is a rainwater harvesting system that collects, filters and disinfects rainwater for non-potable and potable use in the building.

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First-of-its-kind system treats rainwater for potable reuse

About The Author: 

Rick VanSant is president and CEO of UV Pure Technologies. VanSant can be reached at rvansant@uvpure.com or 416.208.9884.

Publication Date: 
September 22, 2011
Activation Date: 
September 22, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23035

Greywater Recycling

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60243
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March 2011

The Equaris Enfinity Plus greywater recycling system filters, disinfects with ozone and supplies reverse osmosis water to every plumbing fixture, including drinking water. Milking as much permeate water as possible out of the concentrate and using the high-TDS water to flush the toilets has documented a 99% reduction in the need for water by totally recycling the greywater.

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Simple Water Savings

As water resources become scarcer, municipalities across the country are looking for ways to conserve water and reduce pollution. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) got the community involved by introducing rain barrels, an inexpensive method that manages pollution by reusing rainwater.

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Rain barrels are a cost-effective way to help the environment

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
February 5, 2011
Activation Date: 
February 5, 2011
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Reuse on the Rise

What do you know about rainwater harvesting? This is a question you will start hearing soon from your customers.

As water conservation generates a higher profile in the media, more and more consumers, like the residents of Milwaukee, are interested in embarking on do-it-yourself conservation and reuse projects. Our cover story, “Simple Water Savings," details the success that the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has found with their thriving rain barrel program.

About The Author: 

Rebecca Wilhelm is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Wilhelm can be reached at wqpeditor@sgcmail.com

Publication Date: 
February 1, 2011
Activation Date: 
February 1, 2011
Issue Reference: 

We’re Running Out Of Water!

Rain harvesting systems provide homeowners with relief from their water shortage worries

About The Author: 

Robert Lenney is co-owner and
inventor of Gutterglove Gutterguard. Lenney is also co-owner of www.rainharvestingsystems.com, and is an accredited professional through ARCSA. Lenney can be reached at 916.778.8777 or by e-mail at robert@gutterglove.com.

Activation Date: 
March 25, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21556

Installing a Rain Harvesting System

As water supplies dwindle, rain harvesting grows

About The Author: 

Robert Lenney is co-owner of Rain Harvesting Systems. Lenney can be reached by e-mail at robert@rainharvestingsystems.com.

Activation Date: 
September 8, 2009
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Legacy ID: 
21066