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Author(s):Karpiscak, Martin M.; France, Glenn W.; DeCook, K. James; Brittain, Richard G.; Foster, Kennith E.; Hopf, Susan B.
Author Affiliation:Karpiscak: Associate Research Scientist; France and Hopf: Research; DeCook: Hydrologist Emeritus; Foster: Director, Office of Arid Lands Studies; Brittain: Assistant Research Professor, College of Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Title:Casa del Agua: Water conservation demonstration house 1986 through 1998
Source:Journal of the American Water Resources Association/AWRA. Vol. 37, No. 5, October 2001, p. 1237-1248.
# of Pages:12
Publishing Information:Minneapolis, Minnesota: American Water Resources Association
Related Web URL:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2001.tb03635.x/abstract
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Facility profile; Greywater use; Recycling; Research facilities; Water conservation; Water treatments; Water use
Facility Names:Casa del Auga, in Tucson, Arizona
Abstract/Contents:"Casa del Agua (Casa) in suburban Tucson, Arizona, was designed as a residential water conservation facility for applied research, demonstration of operational results, and transfer of technology to the general public. Starting in 1983, an existing residence was located, modified and retrofitted to acquire operational data on residential water use. Modifications included retrofitting existing landscapes and enlarging the rooftop to collect and harvest rainwater; separating blackwater and graywater lines; installing meters, low-water-use appliances and fixtures, and underground storage tanks for rainwater and graywater; and creating a public information center. Over the 13-plus years of actual operation, both the interior and exterior water use research results indicate large reductions in water use can be effected using water-saving devices andlor harvesting and reusing rainwater and graywater. Casa achieved over a 24 percent reduction in total water use and a 47 percent reduction in municipal water used compared to the typical Tucson residence. Overall water used was comprised of harvested rainwater (10 percent), recycled graywater (20 percent), and municipal water (70 percent). Casa's Information Center was visited by approximately 13,000 people from September 1985 through April 1999 and the research has been featured in local, national, and international media."
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Karpiscak, M. M., G. W. France, K. J. DeCook, R. G. Brittain, K. E. Foster, and S. B. Hopf. 2001. Casa del Agua: Water conservation demonstration house 1986 through 1998. Water Resour. Bull. 37(5):p. 1237-1248.
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2001.tb03635.x
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