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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-11 02:33 PM
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19. Good job collecting those links
Edited on Mon Oct-03-11 02:34 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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  -Draft Water Plan Says Texas "Will Not Have Enough" sonias  Sep-28-11 03:10 PM   #0 
  - "We won't even be alive then."  Melissa G   Sep-28-11 05:30 PM   #1 
  - They claim to care about their children and grandchildren  sonias   Sep-28-11 06:25 PM   #2 
     - Jon Stewart video says it all  Melissa G   Sep-28-11 07:59 PM   #3 
        - "Unobtainium"  sonias   Sep-28-11 10:06 PM   #6 
  - I'm aware of at least two towns in the Eagle Ford Shale formation  TexasTowelie   Sep-28-11 09:44 PM   #4 
  - Wow I know where those towns/cities are  sonias   Sep-28-11 09:58 PM   #5 
     - Then you also have driven through George West where I grew up.  TexasTowelie   Sep-29-11 03:31 AM   #8 
        - Aliseda not running in 2012 - Woo hoo!  sonias   Sep-29-11 12:32 PM   #9 
           - Just for clarification:  TexasTowelie   Sep-29-11 10:46 PM   #11 
  - And they'll want the rest of the US to bail them out.  toddwv   Sep-29-11 12:37 AM   #7 
  - Drought could last until 2020, state climatologist says  sonias   Sep-29-11 03:43 PM   #10 
  - While we are talking drought  Lithos   Sep-29-11 11:09 PM   #12 
  - My yard has replaced itself naturally.  hobbit709   Sep-30-11 06:25 AM   #13 
  - Yep I saw that  sonias   Sep-30-11 10:20 AM   #14 
     - I'm glad to know that there's an alternative to St. Augustine.  onestepforward   Sep-30-11 12:53 PM   #16 
        - Here's a Texas company that sells native seeds  kentauros   Oct-02-11 04:08 PM   #17 
        - Great information!  onestepforward   Oct-03-11 11:31 PM   #20 
        - Buffalo grass loves the sun  sonias   Oct-03-11 02:18 PM   #18 
        - It should work well  onestepforward   Oct-03-11 11:41 PM   #21 
        - Tree Watering Tips from the Texas Forest Service  sonias   Oct-04-11 10:00 AM   #22 
  - Here are some ideas that could be put to use.  kentauros   Sep-30-11 10:40 AM   #15 
  - Good job collecting those links  sonias   Oct-03-11 02:33 PM   #19 
  - Business Groups Back Texas Water Ballot Measure  sonias   Oct-05-11 12:51 PM   #23 

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