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INITIAL DESIGN / IDEA ( RECYCLING RAINWATER)
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It is important for a design team to discuss ideas for
rainwater collection and recycling. An ideal method is to draw the idea
with CAD software and to focus on different aspects of the design. CAD
software allows the design to be rotated at any angle. It also allows a
zoom in and zoom out facility.
with this basic design:
The system looks industrial and extremely unattractive. School buildings should be interesting and imaginative places.
The storage tank will be heavy and extra support will be needed to strengthen the roof especially when the tank is full.
The design could be developed further so that it uses better technology and does more than collect filtered rainwater.
|THE BASIC CONCEPT|
Rain lands on the inclined roof. It flows into the
gutter and is directed into a storage unit. The ‘grey’ water is filtered
and becomes usable ‘green’ water.
1. Do you think that the idea shown above is a potential way of collecting rainwater and recycling?
2. In what ways could the system shown above be improved?
3. Explain how you think the water could be stored, filtered and distributed. Use drawings to help explain your ideas.
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