Campaign for a Safer More Abundant Water Supply

Recode and International Living Future Institute invite you to participate in the processes needed to permit safer, more abundant water supplies on the west coast by providing input on legislative and rule-making language in Washington, Oregon, or California.
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Code Innovations Database documents lessons learned from composting toilet pilot projects

If you are looking for precedents of innovative approaches to next generation water and wastewater infrastructure check out the Code Innovations Database. Recode, Molly Winter, has contributed several case studies including one on a composting toilet pilot project in Cape Cod and a mo
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10/27 Happy Hour Event to learn about Portland’s Alternative Technology Advisory Committee

Ever wondered about ATAC? They’re the all volunteer committee that has helped projects seek appeals for innovative green building practices from the high tech, like an air admittance valve to the low tech, like light straw clay. Come learn what ATAC does to help innovative projects
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Moving Beyond the NSF

Oregon was previously 1 of only 7 jurisdictions in North America that required treatment systems be certified by NSF. NSF’s certification protocol does not physically monitor effluent characteristics in order to verify system performance in the field. Thanks to Recode this is no lon
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Understanding Oregon’s Regulations for Septic, Composting Toilet & Graywater Systems

What's regulated by plumbing? What's regulated by DEQ? What permit do you need? Recode created this one document to help you understand how toilets, graywater, and rainwater are are regulated in Oregon.
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Case Study: Portable Composting Toilets

Collecting excrement without water lowers treatment costs, energy use and creates a nutrient rich fertilizer. Renting portable dry toilets is a profitable means for composting toilet installers to diversify their income. Provides an educational opportunity for people to try out comp
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Ecological Infrastructure Tour

Recode toured the state in 2012 to educate communities & regulators in Oregon about the benefits of creating "waste" treatment rules for Oregon that judge alternatives to septic and sewer systems on their performance and let alternatives compete on cost. Our goal was to lay the grou
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