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Wholly H2o’s        February 2011 ForumCA Rainwater Harvesting for Indoor Use:       Maximizing the Potential             ...
Presentation Outline1.   Rainwater Catchment Around the World, Country2.   Rainwater Catchment in California Water Code3. ...
1. Rainwater Catchment Around the World, Country     •  Historically, used in the Middle East and        by the Romans, wh...
•  In the United States, a range of   experience exists from terrific programs   to embryonic.•  26 examples, certainly no...
2. Rainwater Catchment in California’s Water Code –definitions of our water resources    •  Potable Water – assume defined...
3. Examples of local US and CA RWH for Indoor Uses
Examples of local US and CA RWH for Indoor Uses
Examples of local US and CA RWH for Indoor Uses
4. Southern California Effort for RWH
Southern California Effort for RWH
Southern California Effort for RWH
5. LA County Public Health Policy – RWH Policy
LA County Public Health Policy
LA County Public Health Policy
6. State Effort2011
State Effort2011
7. Main Challenges of Concern, Debate, Resolution      Terminology – capture, harvest,          catchment; use v. reuse  ...
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  1. 1. Wholly H2o’s February 2011 ForumCA Rainwater Harvesting for Indoor Use: Maximizing the Potential Neal Shapiro City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability & the Environment February 7, 2011 S.F. Public Utility Commission
  2. 2. Presentation Outline1. Rainwater Catchment Around the World, Country2. Rainwater Catchment in California Water Code3. Examples of local US and CA RWH for Indoor Uses4. Southern California RWH Effort5. LA County Public Health RWH Policy6. State RWC Effort7. 6 Main Issues
  3. 3. 1. Rainwater Catchment Around the World, Country •  Historically, used in the Middle East and by the Romans, who developed intricate and extensive systems to move rainwater. •  In Israel, I’ve been in underground cisterns carved out of rock. •  Today, RWH is common in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, and Hawaii.
  4. 4. •  In the United States, a range of experience exists from terrific programs to embryonic.•  26 examples, certainly not complete, Neal’s legislative matrix, includes indoor and outdoor uses, laws, policies, manuals, states, cities, counties, trade groups, approved, under consideration
  5. 5. 2. Rainwater Catchment in California’s Water Code –definitions of our water resources •  Potable Water – assume defined •  Recycled Water – Title 22 •  Gray/Grey Water – Appendix G •  Rain Water •  Storm Water •  Dry Weather Runoff
  6. 6. 3. Examples of local US and CA RWH for Indoor Uses
  7. 7. Examples of local US and CA RWH for Indoor Uses
  8. 8. Examples of local US and CA RWH for Indoor Uses
  9. 9. 4. Southern California Effort for RWH
  10. 10. Southern California Effort for RWH
  11. 11. Southern California Effort for RWH
  12. 12. 5. LA County Public Health Policy – RWH Policy
  13. 13. LA County Public Health Policy
  14. 14. LA County Public Health Policy
  15. 15. 6. State Effort2011
  16. 16. State Effort2011
  17. 17. 7. Main Challenges of Concern, Debate, Resolution   Terminology – capture, harvest, catchment; use v. reuse   Indoor and/or Outdoor Applications?   Potable Applications?   Catchment Surfaces and Pollutants of Concern.   Unions, Plumbers, Landscape Contractors.   Backflow Prevention Devices: Air Gap or RPZ or both?   Treatment – Disinfection: Yes or No and to what level?
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