Available Water

Published: February 28, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Available Water Mean?

Available water, in the context of construction projects, is defined as the various sources from which water can be obtained for the performance of construction activities. Water sources may include fire hydrants, storage tanks, water trucks or water lines within the project site.

The term "available water" may also include potable water for projects where hygiene, health or product quality can be compromised.

Trenchlesspedia Explains Available Water

Most construction projects, in one form or another, require water for successfully carrying out construction related activities. It is therefore important, that available water sources and the total volume of water required, be known in advance.

The various trades, their activities, and whether potable or non-potable water is required, are all inputs necessary for determining the appropriate available water sources and the amount of water needed.

Many sustainable construction projects are aiming to reduce the amount of potable water used on site by using alternative water sources (such as rainwater), as well as reusing water (greywater) for construction activities.

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