User experiences with decentralised water systems in an ecological residential area

A. A. E. Luising
2006 WIT Transactions on the Built Environment   unpublished
EVA-Lanxmeer is an ecological residential area in the centre of The Netherlands. An integrated (waste) water concept was an essential part of the design. On the incoming side two water streams are distinguished: drinking water and household water. On the outgoing side the household wastewater is divided into two streams: black water and grey water. This paper discusses the attitude of the users on water saving and water treatment systems. The central theme is the relation between the physical
more » ... ween the physical implementation of the water systems in the design and the use of it by the inhabitants of the area. For this research interviews were held with the inhabitants of the project. The water concept was an important part of the concept of the project and it added to the visible quality of the area. Furthermore, the people considered the systems very reliable even if the systems had not yet been put into practice.
doi:10.2495/arc060401 fatcat:jbkp2hughvghhg4bo6sbau3xdm