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Water Supply for The Guelph Center for Urban Organic Farming

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Title: Water Supply for The Guelph Center for Urban Organic Farming
Author: Thomas, Alexandra; Larden, Eric; Barua, Jayeeta
Abstract: In this paper we present an irrigation water supply system for the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF). Rainwater harvesting was utilized as a water source to meet the GCUOF's goal of low impact development of municipal services. The system consists of parking lot runoff treated by a bioretention garden and stored underground. Water is supplied by a hand pump to the surface for greenhouse and claypot irrigation. The design was simulated using a daily water model in Excel to optimize the storage size. The system has an estimated capital cost of $25,000.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2121
Date: 2010-01-25
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