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Author(s):DeCook, K. James; Foster, Kennith E.; Karpiscak, Martin M.
Author Affiliation:DeCook: Hydrologist; Foster: Director; Karpiscak: Assistant Research Scientist, Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson
Title:The W-Index for residential water conservation
Source:Water Resources Bulletin. Vol. 24, No. 6, December 1988, p. 1295-1301.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:Edina, MN: American Water Resources Association.
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Water conservation; Water use
Abstract/Contents:"An index of residential water efficiency - a "W-Index" - can serve as a measure of effectiveness of water conservation features in the home. The index provides a calculated numerical value for each dwelling unit, derived from the number and kind of water-saving features present, including indoor and outdoor water savers and water harvesting or recycling systems. A W-Index worksheet, devised for on-site evaluation of single-family residences in the Tuscon, Arizona, region shows that a nonconserving residence with the water-using features would use 151,000 gallons per year of or 148 gallons per capita per day (gpcpd), while the fully conserving model would use 35,300 gallons per year or 35 gpcpd and with water harvesting and graywater recycling systems would have a maximum W-Index of W-160. A Tucson water conservation demonstration home, Casa del Agua, received a rating of W-139, and field tests of about 30 homes in new Tuscon subdivisions show values ranging from W-75 to W-100, indicating the incoporation of some water conservation in current new models. By adjustment of some climatic or water-use parameters, the W-Index format can be applied to various types of dwelling units or to other urban areas. The W-Index can be used by individual home-owners or builders to evaluate water efficiency of residential units, or by water providers or water management agencies as a device for promoting and achieving water conservation goals."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Foster, K. E., M. M. Karpiscak, and K. J. DeCook. 1988. The W-Index for residential water conservation. Water Resour. Bull. 24(6):p. 1295-1301.
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