Nonpotable water

Nonpotable water

Not fit for consumption without treatment that meets or exceeds EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) drinking water standards. Graywater and rainwater are non-potable waters that can be used in toilets or for washing cars, and the use of either reduces the demand for potable water, conserving this vital resource.
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There, 61 percent of nonpotable water urban demand is met by reclaimed water, and the deficit is supplied by tap water from the city water supply.
Someday, for instance, Ford might use only nonpotable water to supply its manufacturing.
Due to some Warfighter complaints and at least one contractor who reported the actions, the Department of Defense Inspector General (IG) initiated an audit of potable and nonpotable water in Iraq in September 2006, with the technical support of the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (CHPPM).
38) The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which aims to reduce energy usage by 30 percent by the year 2015; Executive Order 13514, which seeks to reduce potable water usage by 26 percent as well as nonpotable water usage by 20 percent by the year 2020; and the 20/20 by 2020 goal align with the Air Force's strategic-level vision.
Dwyer, the engineer, said that as Texas turns to reusing more nonpotable water, some of that could be stored in reservoirs.
Its tenants used three wells to provide nonpotable water and septic systems handled waste.
An alternative industrial reuse is the use of treated secondary effluent as makeup water in cooling towers, which in Brazil represents only 17% of industrial nonpotable water demand (EPA, 2004; HESPANHOL, 2007; METCALF; EDDY, 2003).
In addition, the order requires agencies to reduce nonpotable water usage for industrial, landscaping, and agricultural purposes 2 percent annually through FY2020.
We added rain barrels all around our camp for education and nonpotable water use.
cholerae transfer by cargo ship was documented when the same strain was isolated from ballast and other nonpotable water samples collected from 5 cargo ships from ports in Latin America that arrived in the US Gulf of Mexico (5).