Winmalee Eco Home, New South Wales, Australia

Name: Winmalee Eco Home, Winmalee, New South Wales, Australia Size: 3,700 square feet Construction Cost: $850,000 (Australian); $875,000 (U.S.) Completed: April 2010 Architect: Ross Young, Katoomba, New South Wales Builder: Blue Eco Homes, Winmalee

The 7.5-liter-per-minute Caroma Liano kitchen faucet features a ceramic-disc cartridge to eliminate drips. Each of two Fisher & Paykel Dish Drawers with the energy- and water-minimizing Eco Cycle option are run separately when full, saving water and energy. Caroma: 800.605.4218.  Fisher & Paykel: 888.936.7872.

The water reclamation system includes three large tanks from local distributor Aquip Supplies: a 35,000-liter precast concrete tank mostly reserved for bushfire fighting and 14,000- and 12,000-liter metal tanks at the front of the house (one shown here).

The all-in-one eFlow Water Reuse Dispersal System from Netafims Australian division is designed for high-efficiency lawn and garden irrigation using treated domestic wastewater. A sub-surface polyethylene dripperline delivers a slow and precise application, guaranteeing uniform distribution over the entire application area. 888.638.2346.

The collection tanks feed into the main 32,000-liter tank at the back of the house, where the water is filtered before use via the chemical-free Ecotrol-Radfire system from Australian manufacturer Puretec. The ultraviolet-light treatment destroys microorganisms found in unchlorinated water such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungal spores. It operates at a flow rate of 91 liters per minute.

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