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Possibilities of Alternative Water Sources in Slovakia

  • Gabriel Markovic
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Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series

Abstract

The world is facing severe challenges in the management of water in various urban and regional locations nowadays. What we have to admit are significant gaps in our knowledge about the existing alternative sources of water for potable as well as non-potable use. So the biggest challenge for developers, engineers, and architects is increasing water supply through alternative water sources.

This chapter contains results of measurements and evaluation in the field of alternative water resources. It also contains an evaluation of water consumption in a family house’s secondary source of water – water from well where was made. Mains water supply for the activities as flushing of toilets and clothes washing were entirely replaced by the water from well. The chapter also provides an analysis of the potential use of another water resource (rainwater) for the second object – school building in TUKE campus – according to measured data of rainfall and flowed volumes of runoff for this actual school building in TUKE campus.

Keywords

Drainage Infiltration Rainwater harvesting Savings 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringInstitute of Architectural Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of KošiceKošiceSlovakia

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