Stormwater harvest and reuse for a wholesale nursery

Morris, Anthony Brian (2006) Stormwater harvest and reuse for a wholesale nursery. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The recent advent of water sensitive urban design has heralded a change in attitude for many toward environmental sustainability. In particular, the reduction of potable water demand has become a topic of focus. The scope of this study is to assess the feasibility for undertaking a rainwater harvest site retrofit at a wholesale nursery site in the city of Toowoomba in Queensland's south-east. The process undertaken to construct and calibrate a water balance model is discussed. Several augmentation strategies are assessed using the constructed model. Each scenario is assessed based on reduction to potable water demand, rainwater harvest reliability and overflow frequencies. It was found that the potable water demand can be reduced by as much as 70% following the installation of water sensitive design devices.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:11
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 06:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: stormwater; harvest; nursery; water; recycle; rainfall
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2628

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