Article: San Francisco requires new developments to reuse water.

In a recent article in Plumbing Engineer, it reads, that San Francisco is becoming the first in the country to require new developments (more than 250,000 square feet) to use on-site water reuse systems for anything that requires non-potable water.

Non-potable water sources include rainwater, reclaimed/recycled water and gray water. While non-potable water is not appropriate for human consumption, it can be used in a myriad of other applications, such as doing laundry, toilet and urinal flushing and cooling tower make-up water.  This means that when it comes to the water used in buildings for things such as cooling towers, irrigation and water closets (toilet flushing), developers can’t use drinking water.

Now San Franciscans must implement on-site treatment systems to make use of rainwater, greywater (which includes water from bathroom sinks, bathtubs, washing machines), blackwater (sewage), stormwater or foundation drainage (groundwater) to meet their needs for non-potable water.

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The ordinance also requires smaller buildings of 40,000 square feet or more to do a reuse assessment and in five years the city will need to use non-potable water for all irrigation needs and cleaning of public spaces.

More details can be found here.

Aquanomix, experts in water chemistry and water reuse, have timely solutions for San Francisco. Our support is two-fold: custom water reuse systems and intelligent water optimization software. Please contact our California sales engineers for more information on how Aquanomix can help you meet regulations. And, while you’re here, check out some of our details below.

 

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We’re Speaking This Weekend.

Managing Partner, Rob O’Donnell is speaking this weekend at the 2015 Data Center World Conference in the National Harbor, Maryland. Aquanomix Project Architect Des Prosser will join him to reinforce the criticality of water quality management in data centers.

Join us on Sunday as we kick-off the conference at 1:00 p.m. with our presentation entitled: $100,000 per Day: In Mission-Critical Facilities, Operational Safety, Efficiency, and Reliability Are Everything.

Mission critical environments are just that critical to business functions. Without exception, they cannot endure any shutdowns or interruptions. This applies even during planned maintenance, making proper preparation a vital factor in reducing human errors, equipment failure, and downtime. Because cooling water systems are key to keeping operations up and running, they require proper chemical treatment and preventive maintenance. In today’s world of expensive energy, controlling water chemistry needs to be part of a data center’s comprehensive asset health program. This should include the inductive reasoning of a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) with real-time data to provide early system warnings for potential critical asset failures in cooling systems.

From e-commerce, to information storage, to logistics, to communication with your customers, the Data Center has become the heartbeat of global business. It’s the critical backbone of your operations, setting the foundations for organizational readiness and success, today and in the future.

Disruptive change is here to stay.

 

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Operational Readiness: Are you ready?

Aquanomix is offering you a comprehensive solution for ultimate operational readiness.

To meet that challenge head on, we’ve designed a kick-ass product that you need to see to believe.

Symphony™’s continuous commissioning enhances operational readiness – we help you maximize efficiencies and lower operating costs utilizing near real-time data conveniently viewable at any moment of any day through an online portal or local tablet.

As a result, you can get the reliability & performance that management demands.

Bam.

Download our digital brochure here.

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Brochure: When it’s life or death – should you really take a chance?

Creating the safest hospital requires maximum transparency of your building’s overall HVAC conditions.

Nearly every facility relies heavily on HVAC systems, but hospitals are vastly different from data centers, and have a different set of specific needs.

Without exception, hospitals cannot endure any shutdowns or interruptions. This applies even during planned maintenance, making proper preparation a vital factor to reducing human errors, equipment failure, and downtime.

Across industries, unplanned downtime at healthcare organizations cost an average of $7,900 a minute per incident, up 41 percent from $5,600 per minute in 2010.*

Reliable, efficient, scalable.

Meet Symphony.

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Source: Survey Ponemon Institute and Emerson Network Power.

84% of data center managers would rather what?

84% of data center managers would rather walk barefoot over hot coals is than endure data center downtime, but 91% experienced an unplanned outage in the past 24 months, according to an Emerson Power study.

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Symphony™ helps data centers, other critical facilities, any commercial or industrial building improve reliability and efficiency.

Minimize CapEx / OpEx risk by continuously monitoring and analyzing the water quality and energy use – from anywhere.

As a result, you can get the reliability & performance that management demands.

 

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