Berkeley Hills Water Reuse

Berkeley, CA

Set into the steep hillside with panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline and the Bay, this project includes the addition of a top floor, total expansion of 1,200 square feet of living space, and a complete redesign of the site’s landscaping and storm drainage system. Lotus Water collaborated with the architect Moore Ruble Yudell, WaterSprout, and the homeowners to develop a sustainable water management plan that collects and reuses roof runoff for toilet flushing and laundry, and uses graywater to meet irrigation demands. In addition to conserving potable water, the alternative water system was designed to provide stormwater detention within the rainwater cistern to exceed the City of Berkeley’s stormwater requirements.

NPDES Alternative Compliance Study
Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater