Finally... Colorado legalizes greywater systems

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by BeckyW, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. BeckyW

    BeckyW Well-Known Member

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    A friend who is a water specialist told my husband yesterday that the Colorado legislature has finally stepped up to the 21st century with many California and other western counties/states and legalized greywater systems in Colorado. We had one in southern California -- fantastic. Hopefully many Colorado homes and homesteads will install and ease the water crunch here. (Since they'll never stop watering their lawns!!!)
    BW
     
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    I fought Mesa County, CO for 3 yrs over that issue!!! Finally gave up and sold out. Tho I'm glad it passed for the sake of others who want to do this.
     

  3. Mid Tn Mama

    Mid Tn Mama Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This makes me so mad (that local and state governments don't promote simple solutions that save resources and money)! Why governments condone wastefulness and ignore savings--I'll never know. I'm sure God provided enough for everyone on this earth, but when we squander our resources someone is left out. Money for keeping some folks warm goes towards wasting water in most cases.

    While watching all the rain that californians received in the last month, I could only think about how much water and money would have been saved if all those homes had cisterns. OK, it wouldn't take them very far into the year, but when you add it all up, it's significant. Perhaps some fish and wildlife habitat in another state wouldn't have to be compromised because california needs water....

    Thanks for this news and my hats off to CO legislature.
     
  4. mightybooboo

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    I just read something about greywater in Ca.Seems like after a few years of this,only a handful of people have actually managed to get permitted in the entire state.Sounds like the solar/grid hookups.They fight em hard.Dont understand why its so with greywater,guess its hard to change ingrained thinking.Or money talks ultimately.
    But its a start,and a very good thing its happening.

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  5. moosemaniac

    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    So could someone in Colorado Government please speak to someone in Pennsylvania Government?

    Ruth