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GBlist: potable rainwater
Further to the note of below, our home/office within the city of Calgary
(semi arid climate) is plumbed for taking rainwater off the roof and using
it for household consumption. Not quite complete yet, but close. We have
had a technical problem with our elastomeric polymer roofing membrane.
Check the December (?) edition of PS, if interested. Thousands
of homes in both Canada and the US do this on a daily basis. Nothing new.
Millions of people around the world have such systems.
Jorg Ostrowski, M. Arch. A.S. (MIT), B. Arch. (Toronto), Ecotect
in full-time professional practice since 1976 (Straw Bale since 1978),
3 demonstration projects in Canada built 1979, 1981, 1994, +80,000 visitors
- living a conserver lifestyle & working in a sustainable home and office
Web Site [under construction]: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~jdo/ecotecture.htm
On Sat, 24 May 1997, Warren Liebold wrote:
> The idea is to use the rainwater for non-potable purposes (i.e.,
> toilets) and not for drinking/cooking water. No one that I am aware of
> is proposing the use of rainwater for drinking.
> Warren C. Liebold
> Director of Conservation
> New York City Department of Environmental Protection
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