Sustainable design addresses the largest sources of water use in order to reduce overall consumption of water. These designs:
- improve the efficiency of plumbing fixtures
- improve commercial and industrial processes to increase efficiency
- reduce the water demands of landscaping
- increase water re-use from alternative water sources such as rainwater, graywater, stormwater and recycled water.
In addition, sustainable design considers opportunities to capture and reuse water through rainwater and graywater harvesting, as well as the use of recycled water where appropriate. Water use reductions must be considered.
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Wholly H2o's monthly forums are an excellent place to meet other professionals working on water reuse and build up your knowledge on various water reuse issues.