Australian examples of residential integrated water cycle planning: accepted current practice and a suggested alternative

Brodie, I. M. (2009) Australian examples of residential integrated water cycle planning: accepted current practice and a suggested alternative. Desalination and Water Treatment, 12 (1-3). pp. 324-330. ISSN 1944-3994

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Australian examples of Integrated Water Cycle Planning (IWCP) for residential development demonstrate that providing multiple household-water connections is a generally accepted practice. These connections typically include a potable mains supply, a separate non-potable supply utilising reclaimed water and/or a household roofwater tank for non-potable uses. Stormwater is not fully exploited as a potential urban water source. The advent of national guidelines for using recycled water for drinking purposes is expected to simplify IWCP towards a single-line household-water supply reclaimed from a range of different sources. An IWCP approach is suggested in this paper based on a single household supply complemented by: 1) potential separation of blackwater to reduce human health risk and to enhance community acceptance of recycled water, 2) the use of water sensitive urban design requirements of storing and slowly releasing urban stormwater, and 3) taking advantage of economies of scale by integrating communal roofwater tanks into the urban stormwater system.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright will be retained by authors who may place their papers on their personal or institutional websites (Harvard System). An electronic copy of the final paper will be provided to authors for such use.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 10:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: integrated water resources management; water recycling; water reuse; water resources; stormwater
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050203 Environmental Education and Extension
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2009.964

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