Residential Water Conservation and Reuse Demonstration: Casa Del Agua and Desert House

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by Martin M. Karpiscak, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Richard G. Brittain, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Mark A. Emelity, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: Occupied single-family homes can provide factual data as well as create an active real-world setting for education of the public. The installation of water-efficient fixtures, rainwater harvesting, and systems for graywater storage and reuse can potentially reduce potable water use by over 50 percent. Casa del Agua and Desert House demonstrate that efficient resource utilization can become an integral part of a comfortable and quality living environment.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Residential buildings | Arid lands | Education | Rain water | Water reclamation | Water storage | Drinking water |

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