The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) commissioned the Water Reuse Handbook in its mission to develop high-quality, sustainable public facilities. The handbook, developed and designed by Farr Associates, outlines benefits of water reuse, the regulations governing water reuse systems, tools and strategies for implementing and maintaining different types of water reuse systems and a host of examples both on the local and national level. The guidelines offer PBC staff, project architects, engineers, facility managers, maintenance staff, and user agencies with both a design reference and educational tool for water reuse systems. The Water Reuse Handbook:
- Examines the current regulatory climate surrounding water reuse strategies in the City and County.
- Identifies case studies on a local, regional, national, and international basis to define the best practices in water reuse strategies.
- Recommends water reuse measures, particularly relating to rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling.
Full Document: PBC Water Reuse Handbook