The Effect of Roofing Material on the Quality of Harvested Rainwater

The Effect of Roofing Material on the Quality of Harvested Rainwater

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Mendez, C. B., Klenzendorf, J. B., Afshar, B. R., Simmons, M. T., Barrett, M. E., Kinney, K. A. 2011. The effect of roofing material on the quality of harvested rainwater. Water Research. Elsevier, London, UK. Volume 45, Number 5. Pages 2049-2059
sampling, source area, urban, water quality, monitoring
In this study, authors examined the effect of conventional roofing materials (i.e., asphalt fiberglass shingle, Galvalume metal, and concrete tile) and alternative roofing materials (i.e., cool and green) on the quality of harvested rainwater. Results from pilot-scale and full-scale roofs demonstrated that rainwater harvested from any of these roofing materials would require treatment if the consumer wanted to meet US EPA primary and secondary drinking water standards or non-potable water reuse guidelines.

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