Passive Water
Harvesting
Protect Surface Water
Improve Soil Fertility
Prevent Flooding &
Overloading of
Infrastructure
Essential Properties of Water

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Essential Properties of Water
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Water flows at right angles to contour
Essential Properties of Water
●

Water flows at right angles to contour

Faster flow = greater capacity to carry
pollutant...
Essential Properties of Water
●

Water flows at right angles to contour

Faster flow = greater capacity to carry
pollutant...
Hydrology
&
Watersheds
source: LA DEQ
“The BioSand Filter uses
both physical and
biological mechanisms to
remove the following
contaminants: more than
96% of fe...
Earthworks!
Berms
Basins
Swales
Bioswales
French Drains
Check Dams
Terraces
Gabions
Greywater Systems
Greywater Systems
> Greywater is wastewater that does not
include sewage
Greywater Rules
1. Never let greywater collect on the surface
Greywater Rules
1. Never let greywater collect on the surface
2. Never pour bleach, drain cleaner, or any
other toxic mate...
Greywater Rules
1. Never let greywater collect on the surface
2. Never pour bleach, drain cleaner, or any
other toxic mate...
A Simple, Expandable
Greywater System
Branched Drain System
Branched Drains
'Y' fittings

Deep mulch
filled basins
House

Black pipe
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
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Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond

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An overview presentation of the ways to manage water on land to prevent erosion, direct water, and to capture and store water in the cheapest storage there is--right in the ground!

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Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond

  1. 1. Passive Water Harvesting
  2. 2. Protect Surface Water Improve Soil Fertility Prevent Flooding & Overloading of Infrastructure
  3. 3. Essential Properties of Water image
  4. 4. Essential Properties of Water ● Water flows at right angles to contour
  5. 5. Essential Properties of Water ● Water flows at right angles to contour Faster flow = greater capacity to carry pollutants & sediments and more power to cause erosion ●
  6. 6. Essential Properties of Water ● Water flows at right angles to contour Faster flow = greater capacity to carry pollutants & sediments and more power to cause erosion ● It is much easier to manage small volumes of slow moving water than it is to manage large volumes of fast moving water ●
  7. 7. Hydrology & Watersheds
  8. 8. source: LA DEQ
  9. 9. “The BioSand Filter uses both physical and biological mechanisms to remove the following contaminants: more than 96% of fecal coliforms, 100% of protozoa and helminthes; 50-90% of organic and inorganic toxicants; more than 75% of iron and manganese; and suspended sediments.” - UN FAO
  10. 10. Earthworks!
  11. 11. Berms
  12. 12. Basins
  13. 13. Swales
  14. 14. Bioswales
  15. 15. French Drains
  16. 16. Check Dams
  17. 17. Terraces
  18. 18. Gabions
  19. 19. Greywater Systems
  20. 20. Greywater Systems > Greywater is wastewater that does not include sewage
  21. 21. Greywater Rules 1. Never let greywater collect on the surface
  22. 22. Greywater Rules 1. Never let greywater collect on the surface 2. Never pour bleach, drain cleaner, or any other toxic material down any drain connected to a greywater system
  23. 23. Greywater Rules 1. Never let greywater collect on the surface 2. Never pour bleach, drain cleaner, or any other toxic material down any drain connected to a greywater system 3. Always protect surface water
  24. 24. A Simple, Expandable Greywater System Branched Drain System
  25. 25. Branched Drains 'Y' fittings Deep mulch filled basins House Black pipe

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