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In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil as the entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at alternate water sources for existing structures, we must also plan our new developments differently.

Central Iowa Power Cooperative
(515) 883-2904
2600 Grand Ave Ste 410
Des Moines, IA
 
Kum & Go #4110
(515) 265-2535
2110 Guthrie Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Wells Fargo Private Client Services
(515) 237-5483
2840 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Des Moines Water Works
(515) 283-8700
408 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA
 
Polk County Rural Water District #1
(515) 289-2643
660 Nw 66th Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Midamerican Energy Company
(515) 270-5045
500 E Court Ave Frnt Front
Des Moines, IA
 
Utility Equipment Company
(515) 266-5184
5615 Ne 22nd St
Des Moines, IA
 
Alliant Energy Public Affairs
(515) 284-5699
321 E Walnut St
Des Moines, IA
 
Affordable Wind Turbines
(563) 570-6239
2203 E locust
Davenport, IA
 
Baker Cabling Systems
(515) 557-3300
111 Jackson Ave
Des Moines, IA
 

Design for Water

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In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil as the entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at alternate water sources for existing structures, we must also plan our new developments differently.

Design for Water is an accessible and clearly written guide to alternate water collection, with a focus on rainwater harvesting in the urban environment. The book:

∗ outlines the process of water collection from multiple sources -- landscape, residential, commercial, industrial, school, park and municipal systems

∗ provides numerous case studies

∗ details the assembly and actual application of equipment

∗ includes specific details, schematics and references.

All aspects of rainwater harvesting are outlined, including passive and active system set-up, storage, stormwater reuse, distribution, purification, analysis and filtration. There is even a section on rainwater harvesting for wildlife.

In addition to rainwater, there are several affordable and accessible alternate sources, including cooling tower bleed-off water, air conditioning condensate, gray water, and fog collection.

Design for Water is geared to providing those making development decisions and guidelines with the information they need to set up passive harvesting techniques. The book will especially appeal to engineers, landscape architects, municipal decision-makers, developers and land-owners.

About the Contributor
Heather Kinkade-Levario is a land use planner in Arizona and the author of the award-winning Forgotten Rain. She is president of Forgotten Rain L.L.C., a rainwater harvesting and stormwater reuse company.

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