Schools use cleaned rainwater for toilets

Schools harvest rainwater for their toilets

For buildings where a lot of water is used: like schools, sports centers, offices and public buildings, there is a huge advantage of harnessing and reusing the rainwater.

Preventing that rainwater is wasted, has becoming increasingly important. Climate change ensures it gets warmer, and we will frequently will be surprised by sharp downpours like the warm monsoons in Asia.

Aquaflow has designed a system that collects the rain water so that it can be reused as clean toilet flushing water. A school in the Netherlands has been reusing this ‘grey’ water since 2013 and is still very pleased with the clean toilet water. Moreover, the sustainable infrastructure approach of the school is an example for children and their parents.

Clear and clean

Aquaflow is founder of the system that collects all of the rainwater from the school, purifies it and stores the water. This ‘grey’ water is used as flushing water for the toilets, and can also be used for irrigation. The water is clear and clean: all hydrocarbons and other airborne particles are filtered out. Toilet users like children and their teachers do not see, nor smell, that the flushing water is different from the drinking water.

With the AquaFlow system it’s easy to collect and store rainwater, for reuse. The investments are limited: a small pump, a water storage tank and – of course- the installation costs.

For buildings where a lot of water is used: like schools, sports centers, offices and public buildings, there is a huge advantage of harnessing and reusing the rainwater.

Cradle-to-Cradle

But perhaps the most important is the added value of the building for the environment:

  • no waste: a good example of building Cradle-to-Cradle
  • education: toilet users – children and adults
  • experience: creating water perception among citizens and users

More info

Click for the Aquaflow –  company page
Founder: Wijtze Boomsma
The Netherlands

Related

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.