NY09024 - Integrated Water Systems for Sustainable Urban Landscapes

NY09024 - Integrated Water Systems for Sustainable Urban Landscapes
The objective of this research project has been to assess the effectiveness of both greywater and rainwater as alternative water sources for reducing mains water use in residential gardens when incorporated as part of an integrated landscape and water system design. The study also examined the potential for mains water savings achieved through using rainwater for toilet flushing and washing machine use for the purpose of determining the potential for these internal savings to offset summer irrigation demand when rain water may be unavailable.