Accession Number:

ADA128550

Title:

Water Conservation Methods for U.S. Army Installations. Volume I. Residential Usage Management.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The objective of this report were to compile information on methods of conserving water, and to provide guidance that facilities engineers can use to identify practices that conserve water in residences and that are appropriate for the ARmy. To accomplish these objectives, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CERL conducted literature searches and manufacturer surveys to determine the availability, compatibility, cost, and performance of household devices that conserve water. CERLs work indicates that the following guidelines can help conserve water Water conservation should be considered as part of the installations energy conservation program. Water conservation techniques, such as installing devices on household fixtures, are an important part of comprehensive water supply planning, and should be considered for retrofitting and for new construction projects and because many types of conservation devices are available, the facilities engineer can select proven device technology with which there is little risk failure or public rejection. The transition from conventional fixtures to water conservation devices usually can be made without major behavior changes by residents.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE