Reuse of treated wastewater or greywater for non-potable applications serves to reduce potable water consumption in the home. This reclaimed water can be used for toilet flushing, landscape irrigation, and outdoor washing in many countries around the world.
CMHC has supported a number of projects and initiatives to promote residential water reuse within Canada.
Reuse Pilot Projects
Pilot projects are used to undertake research under real world conditions as well as showcase innovative technology and practices. CMHC has supported the following water reuse projects:
A key instrument to acceptance of water reuse practices is the development of national guidelines and standards. CMHC has participated in the development of the following: