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Environmentally Conscious + Money Savvy Solutions: Non-Potable Water Systems

Updated: Sep 12, 2018

Cooling tower water-use represents a large Non-Potable water-use opportunity for Commercial Buildings!

'Onsite non-potable water systems are systems that “collect wastewater, stormwater, rainwater, and more, and treat it so that it can be reused in a building, or at the local scale for non-potable needs such as irrigation, toilet flushing, and cooling.'

Why does this matter for you? By having this system, it puts you in a position where you're helping the earth by conserving and re-using water, while saving money within your facility!

Over 95% of the water demand in Commercial Buildings are Non-Potable, and cooling tower non potable water-use opportunity represents 27% of the 95% total!

If you're looking to implement a non-potable water re-use system, we have the perfect cooling towers that work seamlessly with the system, and they also reduce water and energy use in general, reduce maintenance, and increase efficiency. Delta Cooling Towers >

There are several sources for non-potable water as shown in the graphics below:

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Top ten benefits of having a non-potable water system:

1. It reduces a building’s need for potable water.

2. It extends our water supply.

3. It increases the resiliency of our cities and urban neighborhoods.

4. It can reduce the costs of expanding and upgrading water and sewage


5. It can allow projects to better achieve green building certifications

without altering the architectural design.

6. When done right, it is safe, cost-effective, and publicly acceptable.

7. It can be a cost-effective strategy to move your project closer to

net-zero energy and water use.

8. It can be used as a tool to shorten planning and entitlement reviews.

9. Understanding how to address the water-energy nexus in practice is

a great way to demonstrate professional leadership and environmental


10. Eventually, onsite non-potable water reuse will be allowed and may be

required in your jurisdiction. Are you ready?

You can stop reading here and contact us for a free consultation in which we can assess your needs and provide solutions regarding how you can incorporate non-potable water if it is the right choice for your facility. You can also continue reading below for some more benefits, & find a link to the full guide on non-potable water reuse. The full guide is very lengthy (87 pages) but contains important information like definitions, statistics, benefits, risks, applications, data, charts, how-to's, tips, and more if you are interested.

Benefits of implementing water sustainability practices:

∙ Reduce costs—stewardship pays for itself through efficient practices.

∙ Prevent operational disruptions due to insufficient water supplies.

∙ Maintain & strengthen license to operate.

∙ Gain a competitive advantage and boost brand value.

∙ Assure investors that the business is viable for the long term.

∙ Drive improved productivity and talent recruitment.

All information collected from the Water Reuse Guide.

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