WIT Press


Sustainable Water Management: A Case Study At The Jacksonville Zoo

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WS110141

Volume

153

Pages

7

Page Range

151 - 157

Published

2011

Size

2,540 kb

Author(s)

M. Fagan, C. Brown & B. Chabot

Abstract

Due to its status as a non-profit organization, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (Zoo) provides a great landscape for implementing a sustainable water management system since it is always seeking ways to reduce costs and improve the environment. Over the last few years, the renovation and construction of new exhibits, have led to a higher visitation rate and concomitant increased cost and water demands. This study describes recent efforts by the Zoo to develop sustainable water resource solutions while creating interesting environmental education exhibits. By creating a system that allows for the capture and treatment of stormwater, precipitation, and water used for exhibits, the Zoo will have the ability to register significant financial savings as well as secure conservation of a valuable natural resource. Keywords: water treatment, zoo, wetland, sand filter, irrigation, water management, sustainable, storm water reuse.

Keywords

water treatment, zoo, wetland, sand filter, irrigation, water management, sustainable, storm water reuse