• Non-Potable Water Systems in BC - A Work in Progress

  • Project Components:
    Conference Presentation, Water Supply
Non-Potable Water Systems in BC - A Work in Progress
2016 District Energy and Water Academy

KWL's Colwyn Sunderland made a presentation on the state of non-potable water systems in BC, for the 2016 District Energy and Water Academy in Vancouver, BC. 

Abstract:

Although urban water reuse and rainwater harvesting have become widely used in some North American cities, British Columbia is late to the party because its geography has traditionally favoured a “once-through” approach to water infrastructure, and municipal utility rates generally do not reflect full cost of service.

Colwyn Sunderland's presentation will explain new opportunities and some persistent barriers to widespread non-potable water system development in BC, including recent code changes and regionalization of environmental health program delivery.  This presentation will include examples of where non-potable water systems have been developed in BC, including sustainable neighbourhoods, civic facilities, and airports.  Additionally, this presentation will discuss opportunities to develop non-potable distribution at campus/district scale, explain how to align sustainability goals with life-cycle value, and opportunities to integrate water reuse with District Energy System construction.

Resources: 
Non-Potable Water Systems in BC - A Work in Progress.pdf (application/pdf, 2.459Mb)