Southface Eco Office Achieves 80% Water Savings
A version of this article appears in the Water/Energy: Linking Efficiency Efforts (Special Edition) issue of Home Energy Magazine.
June 07, 2007
For the Atlanta metro area, rainfall has become both a blessing and a curse. While the area receives abundant precipitation, with over 50 inches of rain falling over an average of 115 days each year, Atlanta’s aging storm water and sewage system is currently incapable of handling the downfall from even moderately heavy storms. This means that even though nature supplies sufficient water to the region for today’s demands, the Atlanta Regional Commission predicts that by 2025 Metro Atlanta will have outgrown its supply of potable water. Further, water and sewer rates have increased nearly 100% in the past five years. It is therefore critical to act now to reduce both indoor and outdoor use of potable water.
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