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Utilizing high-performance, water-reduced concrete manufactured locally and incorporating recycled materials for increased durability, Oldcastle Precast’s StormCapture Reuse System offers a Low-Impact-Development (LID) solution to capture and filter renewable water sources such as rooftop water, parking lot rainwater, groundwater, and air conditioner condensate for reuse in the following applications: cooling towers, fire suppression, toilet flushing, and landscape irrigation.
While the notion of rainwater harvesting is not new, it has become much more prominent of late with the growing demand for water conservation and reuse as a result of approximately one-third to one-half of the United States being considered to be in very dry or drought conditions.
Oldcastle Precast states the benefits of harvesting to be as follows: “provide a return on investment in stormwater management; comply with regulations and earn potential incentives; make use of a free resource; save money on municipal water and sewer charges; good public relations and higher resale value; [and it's] good for the environment.”
Oldcastle Precast, in partnership with Wahaso (Water Harvesting Solutions), “provides a complete packaged stormwater reuse system from design and specifications through installation and testing. [Their] components include: primary stormwater filtration and storage; sterilization & stabilization; final filtration and pressurization; [and] controls.”
As Oldcastle Precast points out on their website, reused harvested rainwater can be utilized for anywhere from over 80% of the potable water usage applications in commercial office buildings, shopping centers, and schools to 30-50% of reuse applications in hospitals and restaurants.
Even more staggering is the fact that toilets, depending on the facility, “can account for 15-20% of the potable water usage.” In addition to the benefit of lowering operating costs, the employ of Oldcastle Precast’s StormCapture Reuse System can add LEED points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s guidelines.
To learn more about today’s Greenovation, visit OldCastlePrecast.com.
by Rob Stanfield – The Green Register