Water Reclamation and Re-use
Use a local sustainable technology such as Solar Aquatics to clean waste water for re-use within our communities. Decentralizing our waste water treatment and using fully aerated biological systems will reduce energy (pumping) costs, eliminate greenhouse gas and water pollution that come with conventional sewage treatment, reduce the amount of fresh water we need to take to take off the mountain and clean, and provide an abundance of recycled water for use in parks, gardens, green roofs, fire suppression, or a host of other needs we have.
Patrick Meyer commented
The recommendation here is not only for use of rain water (which is a good idea) but for the reclamation of all waste water including grey and black water. This is being done for the CIRS building at UBC (Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability - www.cirs.ubc.ca)
Drive More commented
You can buy Rain Barrels from the city for collecting rain water, instead of letting the water go down the sewer.