Across the United States, and in many other countries, we have begun to feel the strain that our crumbling infrastructure has on our economy and daily lives. Replacing large, centralized infrastructure is costly, highly political, and frequently sees no payback. Many localities are incentivizing point-source reductions in water and energy consumption and production of waste. In the case of the latter, Living Machines are used to treat the waste water produced within a building’s envelope. When operating properly, Living Machines can significantly reduce the total water demand by treating the waste water generated and recycling it throughout the building for non-consumptive uses.