Greywater systems: barriers for builders

Dinama, D 2008, Greywater systems: barriers for builders, Masters by Research, Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University.


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Title Greywater systems: barriers for builders
Author(s) Dinama, D
Year 2008
Abstract Australia is one of the driest continents in the world with changing climatic conditions continuing to put a strain on potable water sources. The use of water saving technologies such as greywater systems in residential properties is an important water conservation tool in order to reduce the consumption of the finite potable water resources in Australia.

To this end, Master Builders Association Victoria with the assistance of RMIT University investigated the current barriers that builders face with regard to the installation of greywater systems in residential properties. Builders like other property and construction professionals have a part to play in promoting the use of sustainable technologies.

The main aims of the project were to firstly find out or identify barriers that are inhibiting builders from installing greywater systems and secondly to identify and formulate strategies to reduce or eliminate the barriers identified.

The main barriers for builders are; high cost, government regulations, lack of builder awareness or knowledge, and low client demand. The potential solutions for the reduction or elimination of the barriers identified as part of the research include; economic and reliable greywater systems, creation of a website with link on greywater systems and educating the general public.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Property, Construction and Project Management
Keyword(s) Graywater (Domestic wastewater)
Water conservation -- Victoria
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