State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2011AL117B
Title: Utilizing Greywater for Landscape and Green Roof Irrigation
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2011
End Date: 2/28/2012
Congressional District: Third
Focus Categories: Wastewater, Water Use, Irrigation
Keywords: Wastewater Irrigation, Water Reuse, Irrigation Scheduling, Landscape Management, Salinity, Urban Water Systems, Water Harvesting
Principal Investigators: Wright, Amy N. (Auburn University); LeBleu, Charlene M (Auburn University)
Federal Funds: $ 25,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 50,105
Abstract: Though using greywater for irrigation is an expanding technology, there is currently not enough information available on how the chemical composition of greywater effects plant growth and visual quality. This research will measure the effect of greywater application rates on growth and survival of selected landscape and green roof plants and provide for the testing of university campus greywater sources to determine a basis for future greywater reuse on campus. Greywater reuse technology is receiving more attention and acceptance as a green building Technique, and shows potential for use in sustainable landscapes and green roof systems.

Progress/Completion Report, 2011, PDF

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