Atlanta School Installs Rainwater Harvesting SystemSource: UV Pure Technologies
This rainwater for reuse case study is from a project by our UV Pure partner RainHarvest Systems in Atlanta, Georgia. The system was used in a Municipal/institutional setting at the DM Therell High School in Atlanta, the first school in Atlanta to install and use a rainwater harvesting system.
The objective of the project was to reduce potable water usage for flushing toilets within the school by 50% through the use of rainwater harvesting in order to achieve the requirements set forth in LEED point WE2 – a water efficiency credit that calls for a reduction in potable water use for building sewage conveyance by 50%.
To ensure this objective was met, RainHarvest first performed an analysis of both the water demand information, how much water is used to flush the toilets, as well as the water supply information, how much water can be captured from the roof. Demand information was determined based on the number of occupants in the school as well as the number of days the school is occupied. Supply information was determined based on the surface area of our collection surface (the roof) as well as the rainfall properties of the site location (how much and how often it rains in Atlanta).