Demonstrating residential water conservation and reuse in the Sonoran desert: Casa del Agua and Desert House

M. M. Karpiscak, R. G. Brittain, C. P. Gerba, K. E. Foster

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Abstract

Single-family homes are being used to demonstrate and research water conserving and reuse techniques and technologies. These facilities can provide real-world data as well as public information and educational programs. The installation of water-conserving fixtures, rainwater harvesting, and graywater reuse systems and storage can reduce the requirements for potable water by 50 percent. Casa del Agua and Desert House show that the science of conserving resources can be balanced with the art of designing quality desert dwellings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Science and Technology
PublisherIWA Publishing
Pages323-330
Number of pages8
Volume24
Edition9
ISBN (Print)0080418376, 9780080418377
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the International Symposium on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse - Costa Brava, Spain
Duration: Sep 24 1991Sep 26 1991

Other

OtherProceedings of the International Symposium on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse
CityCosta Brava, Spain
Period9/24/919/26/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Karpiscak, M. M., Brittain, R. G., Gerba, C. P., & Foster, K. E. (1991). Demonstrating residential water conservation and reuse in the Sonoran desert: Casa del Agua and Desert House. In Water Science and Technology (9 ed., Vol. 24, pp. 323-330). IWA Publishing. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1991.0261