Rainwater cistern

Rainwater cistern

An underground basin of water, but it can also be an above-ground barrel or tank. Much like an artificial well, cisterns are used to make sure that water is collected and used for irrigation, thus conserving water resources.
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Sustainable features will include low-flow plumbing fixtures and a rainwater cistern that improve water conservation by 60 percent.
A ten thousand liter rainwater cistern was retrofitted into the basement and plumbed to the toilets (a first for the City of Ottawa), exterior hose bibs, and rooftop vegetable garden irrigation system.
The site also features a renovated greenhouse with a rainwater cistern.
The project includes an 8,500 gallon (32 200 L) rainwater cistern for toilet flushing, laundry, irrigation, and truck washing to reduce potable water use by 60% over a standard fire station.
A six-story building ruing solar panels, a rainwater cistern, composting toilets and a constellation of other systems to achieve what might be the most arduous certification process in sustainable building today.
To make the building more water efficient, the bathrooms are equipped with dualflush toilets, sink sensors and a rainwater cistern to supplement irrigation and toilet flushing, which also helps the building reduce water use by 30 percent.
Schooner Bay will have many "green" features, such as wastewater treatment, a community rainwater cistern, rooftop cisterns and a recycling center.
The work is illustrated with photos of a single project as it develops from start to finish and contains advice on design, breaking ground, installing a rainwater cistern, using adobe, straw bale walls, the electrical system, windows and insulation, earth plaster, and finish work.
rainwater cistern for irrigation, a geothermal heating/cooling system, and passive-solar design.
Rainwater cistern, Concrete, Nominal capacity approx.
Other green features include using cladding and countertops made of recycled materials, recycled paint, ultra low-flow plumbing fixtures and a rainwater cistern.
The existing rainwater cistern will be complemented by a second one, which will ensure an environmentally friendly water supply.