Palouse Basin Water Summit workgroups
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION:
2006 Palouse Water Summit
- What levels of conservation can be accepted? (eg. Brown lawns)
- How can we fund expansion of treated effluent and/or gray-water reuse and systems?
- Do rebates work? Are they cost effective? Conservation effective?
- How much longer can we continue to hold pumping constant through conservation?
- What is the maximum acceptable level of conservation without significantly degrading quality of life?
- What is the cost of "maximizing" conservation? (city of Moscow has some data on this)
- What is included under conservation? Is recycling effluent included?
- What about use of roof catchments and cisterns?
- What about expanding the use of retention basins that act as recharge basins?
- Specific conservation practices that need expansion-
- Rebates to increase use of water efficient appliances and low flow toilets
- Increase tiered rates
- Make gray water systems more feasible
- Expand demo homes/plots for catchments, xeriscaping etc.
- Continue public education and support conservation
- Expand use of WWTP effluent as a substitute for irrigation
- Encourage use of WWTP effluent for industrial water needs
- Encourage use of WWTP effluent for recharge
- Need to increase conservation more. Alter water rate structure even more to encourage conservation. Upgrade water systems to eliminate leaks, inefficiencies, etc. Encourage conversion of efficiency in residences
- Expand use of WWTP effluent for construction water
Flip Chart Notes from the Individual Work Group Sessions
Recorded on 10/03/06