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RECORD NUMBER: 21 OF 24
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|Main Title||Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits.|
|CORP Author||National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Waste water ; Water treatment ; Water supply ; Risk assessment ; Cost ; Benefits ; Stormwater runoff ; Stormwater ; Graywater|
Chronic and episodic water shortages are becoming common in many regions of the United States, and urban population growth in water scarce regions further compounds the challenges. In mid-2015, much of California faced an Ã¢â‚¬Å“exceptional droughtÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ within an already moderate to severe drought throughout much of the western United States, but non-arid regions, such as the Southeast, have not been exempt from major water shortages. Increasingly, alternative water sources such as stormwater and graywater are being viewed as resources to supplement scarce water supplies, particularly in urban areas experiencing large population growth.