The average person in the U. S. uses between 100 and 250 gallons of water a day. I know it is possible to get by just fine on one tenth that amount. The use of low water capacity toilets, flow restrictors at shower heads and faucet aerators are fairly common now. More radical conservation approaches include diverting gray water from bathing, clothes washing and bathroom sinks to watering plants; catching rain water from roofs and paved areas for domestic use and switching to composting toilets. These can be very effective and safe means of water conservation if done carefully to avoid bacterial infestation; be sure to comply with all local laws that regulate these strategies. Landscaping with drought tolerant, indigenous plants can also save an enormous amount of water.
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rainwaterclub.org this site from India offers a wealth of information related to rainwater collection.
dancingrabbit.org how to build a rainwater catchment cistern.
rainbarrelguide.com lots of solid information about rainwater catchment and the sales of small barrels for this purpose.
rainchainsdirect.com talks about the history and function of rain chains to direct rain water from the roof to a storage container.
rain-barrel.net This blog-style collection of articles has a lot of good information about cisterns and barrels for water catchment systems.
chelseagreen.com an article describing the fundamentals of rainwater catchment systems.
eautarcie.org proposes systems for rainwater catchment and waste water treatment.
rainchainsworld.com some FAQ's about the use of rain chains.
biologicperformance.com offers some good reasons to consider rainwater harvesting.
oasisdesign.net describes the "Watson Wick," a system for dealing with black water without using a septic tank."
septicleanse.com has enzyme and bacterial treatment for septic systems.
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