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

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


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 | Municipal water | Arid lands | Residential buildings | Water reclamation | Water shortage | Education | Rain water | Arizona | United States

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