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Old 05-13-2021, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Philly
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especially the drier south
"Condensation forms best when hot, humid air contacts a cold surface. ..For this reason, the deep American South and other hot, humid places have the potential to produce far more condensate...While the water volume from air conditioners humming in big buildings is small compared with rivers and the underground aquifers, it can make a difference, especially when combined with other alternative water sources like rainwater capture and treated wastewater. Even this smaller volume can green gardens, fill toilets, provide cooling, meet partial needs of single buildings, shorten water supply chains (saving energy), and make people more conscious of water’s scarcity." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...r?srnd=premium
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:18 AM
 
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Low hanging fruit.
California I believe has made changes to building codes to reuse grey water.
Even here in CT during the summer my AC would put out over 10 gallons or more in a day. I would fill up 5 gallon buckets and water the garden with it.
After spending time on a farm as a kid with no utilities you appreciate this
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Old 05-14-2021, 02:32 PM
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i didnt have an AC growing up. most people in PR dont.
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Old Today, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Philly
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i didnt have an AC growing up. most people in PR dont.
many do and heat pumps are popping up like mushrooms. that said, a simple dehumidifier, which is cheaper to run, would do the same in terms of producing water as a byproduct
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