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.

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

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

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

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

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

Greywater Recycling

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New Product Showcase
Legacy ID: 
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

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.

Publication Date: 
February 1, 2011
Activation Date: 
February 1, 2011
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We’re Running Out Of Water!

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

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