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S.13 Wastewater Reduction and Management

Reduce wastewater generated for conventional treatment.

Recommended Performance Criteria

  1. Reduce the volume of the subject sites’ wastewater flow entering the municipal wastewater system or an on-site conventional septic system by 50%. Alternatives that can contribute to this guideline include, but are not limited to: peat moss drain fields, constructed wetlands, aerobic treatment systems, solar aquatic waste systems (or living machines), and composting or ecologically-based toilets or urinals. Reduction of building water and sewer discharge also contributes to reduced waste water generated without negatively impacting adjacent municipal water well heads. Reduction of building water consumption also contributes to reduced waste water generated.

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