A Tucson, Ariz., city advisory committee is pushing for all new homes to be outfitted with plumbing systems capable of delivering greywater from bathrooms, laundries and kitchens to outdoor landscaping.
theArizona Daily Star, the committee also wants the Tucson
City Council to require developers of shopping centers and other commercial
projects to harvest rainwater for at least 75 percent of what is used for trees,
grass and shrubs.
ordinances, which would take effect in June 2010, are likely the first of their
kind in the United States. “They see them as ways to increase water
conservation as population grows and pressure increases on the region's limited
water supplies,” theStarreports.
costs and development discouragement, and the fact that the new ordinance would
ignore a much larger number of existing homes.
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