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Oregon; Neighborhood Level Analysis of Rainwater Catchment in Portland

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 NEIGHBORHOOD LEVEL ANALYSIS OF RAINWATER CATCHMENT IN PORTLAND, OR 
 byBRADFORD J. CROWLEYResearch paper submitted in partial fulfillment of Master of Science Degree in GeographyPortland State University, 2005Approved by: ____________________________________________ Joseph Poracsky, Supervising Faculty ____________________________________________ Martha Works, Department Chair 
 
-2-Table of Contents PageIntroduction…………………………………………………………………... 1
 Resource consumption of buildings
………………………………….. 1Definition of terms …………..………………………………………………. 2
 Pervious Surfaces
……………………….…………………………. 2
 Impervious Surfaces
……………………….…………………………. 3
Stormwater Systems
……………………….…………………………. 5
Combined Sewer Systems (CSS’s)
………….…………………………. 6Explanation of Rainwater.…………………………………………………..... 7
Components of rainwater systems
……………………………………. 7
Cost 
…………………………………………………………………… 11Why use Rainwater?.………………………………………………………...... 14
Stream water quality
………………………………………………….. 14
 Reduction of 
 
 Pollutants
……………………………………….……… 16
 Potable water supply
……………………………..…………………… 16Concerns related to rainwater ………………………………………………… 18
 Health Hazards
……………………………………………………….. 18Best practices in residential stormwater management……………………….. 21
 Downspout disconnection program
…………………………………... 21
Using rainwater…
…………………………………………………… 22
 Rainwater uses in the home
…………………………………………. 23
 Regulations
……………………………………………………….…. 23
 Problem statement 
………………………………………………….…. 24
 Hypothesis
………………………………………………………….…. 24Methodology………………………………………………………….……… 25
 Explanation of the spreadsheet 
………………………………………. 25
 Identification of study area
…………………………………………… 26
 Residential water use
..……………………………………………… 27
Water efficient person
..……………………………………………… 28
Calculating number of residents
..…………………………………… 29
Calculating rainwater volume
..……………………………………… 30
 
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Calculating water in cistern after use
………………………………… 31
Stormwater diverted calculation
……………………………………… 32
 
Results ………………………………………………………………………… 33
 Analysis categories
…………………………………………………… 33
  Rainwater for all indoor water uses
…………………………………… 35
  Rainwater for toilet use
………………………………………………… 36
  Rainwater for toilet and clothes washer use
…………………………... 37
 Stormwater diverted 
……………………………………………………39
 
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………… 41
 Discussion
..………………………………………….……………….. 41
 Advantages to the spreadsheet analysis
..……………………………... 43
 Future recommendations
.……………………………………………. 45Works Cited …………………………………………….……………………. 47Appendix A: Base information for spreadsheet………………………………. 51Appendix B: Estimation of number of residents ……………………………... 52Appendix C: Daily water use of water efficient person ………………………. 53

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