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5th International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991

Section 9: Alternative Uses of Cistern Water

Page 511

The Use Of Rain Water For W.C. Flushing In The U.K.

A Fewkes & A Jay
Nottingham Polytechnic United Kingdom


The general problem concerns the use of rain water for w.c flushing. In the past there has been no financial incentive for U.K. customers to conserve water because charges were not based upon the volume used. During the next: decade the me tering of domestic supplies is to be introduced and water conse rvation devices are likely to become financially viable. The integ ration of rain water w.c. flushing cisterns into U.K. dwellings and their economic feasibility is evaluated. Finally the reactions of water suppliers, housebuilders and consumers in the U.K. t his method of water conservation are presented and discussed.

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