Integrated Water Strategies: Thinking Outside the Pipe
The era of taking water for granted is over. Our rising global thermostat and aging water infrastructure make that clear. When it comes to planning and designing buildings, landscapes and communities, water no longer comes last.
Biohabitats specializes in the planning and engineering of sustainable water infrastructure—including natural wastewater treatment, constructed wetlands, and water reuse systems for small communities, new or existing developments, urban infill, and commercial, educational and district projects.
The most desirable and resilient communities now rely on “integrated water strategies,” ways of handling water that integrate the built world with the natural environment, ecological science with traditional planning and design disciplines, and people with the broader community of life.
To us, your site, campus or district is part of a watershed, and should ultimately function like one. We look beyond your immediate water needs—stormwater management, wastewater treatment, conservation, etc.—to help you devise strategies that not only make the best and most efficient use of water, but also enhance the economic, ecological and social capital of your project.
Integrating Biohabitats’ ecological expertise with the talents of leading architects, landscape architects, and planners enables you to understand your “water footprint” and craft appropriate strategies for harvesting, treating and reusing this precious resource. We help you focus resources on increasing project ecological and economic resiliency while reaping additional benefits such as expanded habitat, greenspace, or production of reclaimed water for sale or your own use. It’s an approach that respects not only the natural water cycle but also the surrounding people, plants and animals that depend upon access to abundant, clean water.
What We Do
- Natural wastewater and greywater treatment systems
- Constructed wetlands
- Cold climate constructed wetlands
- Reed bed sludge treatment systems
- Low-energy package treatment system customized design
- Composting toilets & nutrient recycling
- Water feature, pond and lake ecological filtration
- Small Diameter Collection Systems
Water Reuse Systems
Harvesting & Treatment Sources
- Rainwater & stormwater
- Cooling condensate and blowdown
- Foundation de-watering
- Toilet flushing
- Landscape Irrigation
- Cooling System & Central Utilities Plant Make-up
- Beneficial Reuse for habitat, groundwater recharge
Stormwater & Site Water Amenities
- Stormwater green infrastructure & low impact design
- Watershed management planning
- Site water features, ponds and fountains
- Water Balance and Footprint Planning
- Net Zero/Positive water analysis
- Water conservation & reuse feasibility