School Rainwater Harvesting & Water Use Study, Co. Mayo
This study was designed to monitor the efficiency of the RWH system installed in Carrowholly NS, Westport, Co. Mayo. The project team was led by Liam McCarton and included Dr Sean O’Hogain and Anna Reid. The duration of the study was 21 months.
Fit for purpose
Currently all mains water supplied to schools is treated to drinking water standard, regardless of the end use.
The concept of “fit for purpose” water means that the quality of the water being used is of sufficient quality for the task in hand.
Treating water to drinking water standards to flush it down the toilet is not sustainable.