Benefits of shifting fire protection to reclaimed water

Digiano, Francis A.; Weaver, Christopher C.; Okun, Daniel A.
February 2009
Journal: American Water Works Association;Feb2009, Vol. 101 Issue 2, p65
Academic Journal
The article presents a case study to illustrate the costs and benefits of a dual distribution system that incorporates fire protection with reclaimed water. It compares the design and capital cost with those of a conventional water infrastructure for the Briar Chapel community under construction in Chatham County, North Carolina. Although this study was not undertaken to alter the water infrastructure decision for Briar Chapel, the developers were interested in the results for other planned communities.


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