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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-11 03:33 PM
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19. Good job collecting those links
Edited on Mon Oct-03-11 03:34 PM by sonias
We really do need to make some changes right now.

I'm really interested in the water reclamation area. I don't want to move into waste treatment myself. I'm mainly thinking of the grey water area. I certainly think it's time that city ordinances changed so that grey water could be used to water landscapes. And if homes were equipped to separate bath water, clothes washing and sink water that did not have food stuff we could do a huge amount of water savings/re-use. This seems like a huge opportunity for some company thinking along those lines.

Cities may not like the idea if they make money on selling water. They don't want you to reclaim the water, they want to treat it and sell it back to you. There is some education and cost analysis that cities and utilities have to do where the savings are realized on both ends. They stop building water treatment plants and home owners lower their water bills by re-using what they bought, twice.

Most newer building in Austin are already installing dual flush toilets. These use less water if you flush up, assumes liquid waste use, as opposed to down which assumes solid waste use. That saves water usage for conservation purposes but does not re-use the water on property site.

Let's keep thinking outside the drought box!
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