State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2011MD253B
Title: Demonstration of Integrated Stormwater & Wastewater Treatment in WaterShed, Maryland's Solar Decathlon 2011 Entry
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 7/ 3/2011
End Date: 2/29/2012
Congressional District: 5
Focus Categories: Water Use, Water Quality, Treatment
Keywords: Sustainable design, greywater, domestic, residential, on-site treatment
Principal Investigator: Gardner, Amy E
Federal Funds: $ 25,107
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 56,072
Abstract: Maryland's entry into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011, WaterShed, proposes solutions to both water and energy shortages. Maryland is one of 20 university teams worldwide, competitively selected to participate in the competition in Washington, DC, in October. WaterShed is a model for how the built environment can help preserve the richness of the Chesapeake Bay and watersheds everywhere by managing stormwater on site, filtering pollutants from greywater, and minimizing water use. WaterShed is unique among Solar Decathlon 2011 entries in its holistic approach to water conservation. Maryland Water Resources Research Center funding will support the students working on the water aspects of WaterShed: the green roof, constructed wetlands, rainwater catchment, and greywater reuse system; purchase of materials for these systems; and outreach and education materials directly pertaining to the house's water and wastewater features.

Progress/Completion Report, 2011, PDF

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