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Physicochemical and microbiological quality of water from a pilot domestic rainwater harvesting facility in Ireland.

Creator:

O'Hogain, Sean; McCarton, Liam; McIntyre, Niamh; Pender, Jenny; Reid, Anna;

Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Subject Keywords: rainwater quality; microbiological analysis; physicochemical analysis; water standards; Environmental sciences, Water resources, Microbiology; Environmental Engineering;
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DTC Research Group, Dublin Institute of Technology personnel were commissioned in 2005 by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Ireland to assess the feasibility of utilising harvested rainwater to replace treated mains water, for non-potable uses. A pilot project was set up. The project involved the design, installation, commissioning and monitoring of rainwater harvesting facilities in a rural housing development. A monitoring program was carried out to examine the physico-chemical and microbiological quality of the harvested rainwater. Harvested rainwater was sampled monthly and tested. Analysis of the harvested rainwater quality showed a consistently high quality of raw water in general compliance with the requirements of the European Communities (Quality of Bathing Water) Regulations for 100 % of samples and the European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations, 2007 for 37% of sampling dates

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O'Hogain, Sean; McCarton, Liam; McIntyre, Niamh; Pender, Jenny; Reid, Anna; . () Physicochemical and microbiological quality of water from a pilot domestic rainwater harvesting facility in Ireland. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/664556 [Accessed: 20th September 2019].

  

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