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The Tailored Collaboration Program call for pre-proposals will open in early 2024.

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Residential End Uses of Water, Version 3: A Single-Family and Multi-Family Study

Project Objectives
  • Evaluate changes in disaggregated water uses in single-family households and a baseline for multi-family households by collecting current data from sites that statistically represent their service areas and analyzing the data to identify variations in water used by each fixture or appliance. Outdoor analysis should be limited (e.g., focus on analyzing outdoor usage with lot size and pervious areas).
  • Evaluate differences and similarities between single-family and multi-family households (e.g., limited sub-categories, such as condos, townhomes, and apartments).
  • Compare results from this study with past end-use studies, such as WRF projects DeOreo et al. 2016 and Mayer et al. 1999, to develop water use trends over time.
  • At a high level, discuss how housing class composition has changed over the last 15 years in the study area.

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