International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999
Section 9: Rainwater Catchment Systems in Urban Areas
Rainwater as a Source in an Innovative Urban Dwelling
Donald H. Waller, R. Paloheimo, R. S. Scott,
R. LeCraw & A. R. Townshend
Centre for Water Resources Studies
DalTech, Dalhousie University
P. O. Box 1000, Halifax, NS, Canada
Fax (902) 494-3105
The Toronto Healthy House is a duplex dwelling in downtown
Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is completely independent of municipal water and
wastewater services. Water for potable use is obtained from the roof and yard
surfaces, and grey water and black water are recycled for other uses. The
capacity of the rainwater cistern was determined using a program developed for
agencies of the Nova Scotia government. Rainwater is treated by dual filtration
and ultraviolet disinfection. Monitoring results confirm that potable water
quality meets Canadian Drinking Water Standards.
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