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SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF DOMESTIC WATER RESIDUES AND DIMINUTION OF DISCHARGES INTO MUNICIPAL COLLECTORS IN MEXICO

Abstract

This work is a study on the sustainable management of water according to the regulation and recommendations of sustainable architectural design of the environmental model by LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), particularly in respect to the adequate management of household residual water discharge into the municipal collectors. The study lays the bases to decrease the volume of residual water discharge into municipal collectors, which brings along many benefits of the environmental, social and economic kinds in the place where it is applied. A case study for the municipality of Metepec, State of Mexico, Mexico, will be approached; firstly, carrying out a diagnosis of wastewater discharge from buildings in the municipality to learn the volumes that are generated in order to run a study on the diminution of said residues into the collectors, hence decreasing the discharges allowed for at Federal level. This work might be used as an instrument by the different sectors of public administration in Mexico, mainly the municipal governments, in charge of water management, as well as designers, urbanists, architects and those in charge of designing human settlements of any kind.water discharge, municipal waste, pollution, sustainable urbanism.

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This paper was published in Research Papers in Economics.

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