Encourage homes and businesses to utilize large scale Rainwater harvesting for toilets, laundry etc.. Rainwater treated using filters and Ultraviolet purification is suitable for drinking, and bathing. A sustainable, economically feasible method which reduces nonpoint source pollution and the demand on city water supply. This is a opportunity to reinvent the water grid to meet tomorrow's challenges.
Local governments may reduce burdens on stormwater facilities by encouraging citizens to get rainwater into the ground near where it falls by use of storm water runoff retention and bioretention. Residential property owners could be credited for storm water runoff management. To qualify for such a credit, the property owner would file with the county on the form provided by the county. To qualify for credit the homeowner ...more »
Our groundwater use is unsustainable. Groundwater tables around the metro are rapidly declining. Much of the use of this critical water is for aesthetics. Lawn watering accounts for up to 75 percent of the total residential use. It was estimated that in the U.S. lawn covers more than threes time as much land than that of any irrigated crop. So a simple rule for a city water conservation might be that residential lawns ...more »