Beyond Day Zero, Beyond BS

  • Recognizing that there is an abundance of water — what rains on the city (our roofs, and streets), what flows from our mountains, what flows in our natural rivers — can be captured, used, re-used, re-used…
  • All new developments, regardless of size, to have rain water collection and grey-water systems
  • All new large developments to have rain water collection, onsite treatment to potable, grey-water systems and on-site effluent treatment and reticulation
  • All new precinct-scale developments to have the above at even larger scales
  • Existing neighbourhoods and households incentivised to invest in on-site collection, treatment and micro-grids
A project in Portland where on-site sewage treatment was turned into a beautiful cascading series of gardens, with a boardwalk and tanks, that, while could have been fulled sunken, were left visible and are used for lighting at night, and art work installations. We can marry ecology and placemaking. Source: https://twitter.com/portlandnorm

From a direct bulk service delivery model to an enabled, unscaled, service access model

Edit: an important question in how this works for the poor

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