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- Mains water savings and stormwater management benefits from large architecturally-designed under-floor rainwater storages
Lucas, S. A.;
Coombes, P. J.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Science & Information Technology, School of Environmental and Life Sciences
- This paper provides monitoring of water use between January 2008 and December 2008 at a residential home in Hornsby Heights (NSW) that employs large architecturally-designed under-floor rainwater storages (4 x 16 kL cells). Water demand was continuously monitored using smart water meters to reveal intra-daily water use patterns. Based on this data, the PURRS model was used to continuously simulate the performance of the rainwater harvesting system using long-term climate records (at 6-minute timesteps) at the Hornsby House. The attributes of the rainwater harvesting strategy at this house was then applied to Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth; and simulated using PURRS with appropriate water demands (3-person household) and long-term rainfall records. Results indicate significant mains water savings and stormwater management benefits, such as reduced requirements for on-site detention (OSD), can be obtained using large architecturally-designed under-floor rainwater storages in all Australian capital cities.
- 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (H2009). H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (Newcastle, N.S.W. 30 November - 3 December, 2009) p. 628-640
- Engineers Australia / Causal Productions
under-floor rainwater storages;
water use patterns;
- Resource Type
- conference paper