Where possible, natural resources such as water should be recycled and waste water should be reused.
Rainwater can be harvested and reused on site, to help reduce water usage.
Below is an example of how a site liaised with the local school to harvest rainwater:
- During the initial meeting with the facilities manager of the adjoining school it was discovered that the school stored all the rainwater in attenuation tanks for use in their building;
- The site asked if they were able to ‘tap into’ the system and use the harvested rainwater for their accommodation use;
- Once the site was given permission by the school to use their harvested rainwater, they adapted their site cabins and connected to the school’s system including installing a water meter;
- The site used the harvested rainwater for all of their welfare facilities. They also provided bottled drinking water for operatives as the harvested rainwater was not suitable for human consumption.