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Problem

For the owners of the Cedar Springs Apartments in La Verne, California, sustainable building practices are an important part of an overall development strategy that includes more than forty properties in and around Los Angeles. That’s why they worked with Biohabitats, an ecologically focused design firm, on this new affordable housing community. The firm recommended an AdvanTex AX-Max unit for the job of treating greywater from residents’ bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers. The high-quality effluent is then reused for toilet flushing and drip landscape irrigation.

Solution

The housing complex consists of 36 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Start-up for the property’s AX-Max treatment system was in early 2016 and the unit handles an average daily flow of 2,600 gpd (9.8 m3/day), with a maximum of 5,300 gpd (20.1 m3/day). If the owners ever want to expand the development, another AX-Max can easily be installed to accommodate the increased flows.