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Old 01-12-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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you may need to patent that

it looks like we're heading into a whole world of hurt and you may have hit on something

"Rain Barrel Class" sounds like a cool country music band name (sorry to Dave Barry)
Nevertheless, it's up to the individual/family unit to make sure THEY are prepared. We can't live other people's lives and we sure as heck shouldn't be TELLING others how they should live them. It's all about education, not coersion.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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It's not just the landscaping. We just had a house built and I said "put in the standard plumbing". I have these fountain faucets in Every Room that I'm going to have to change out (can't use a diffuser) and the showers are all these high flow heads. But they put in energy efficient light bulbs (????). We lived in Atlanta when they had their worst draught 4-5 years ago and the government was discussing annexing part of TN for the water. Our HOA pres was watering in the middle of the night. I was taking tub water and using it to flush the toilets. I think the watering fine should be prorated to the value of your land/property. Also, in GA they had this law that if you put in "new landscaping" you could water for 30 days because they didn't want to put all the 'small business landscapers' out of work. Gee, I think I'll have my lawn reseeded... of course the rains came and people didn't change their ways...



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So we pay for water at the max usage even if we conserve? Wow what genius bureaucrat thought that one up?

Another thing to think about is how all these suburban subdivisions have HOAs that don't allow xeriscaping. They all require sod, and the developers sometime put in non-native trees that require more water than natives.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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I'm all for conservation, but having "water police" just scares the Libertarian in me to death. What's next?
The bigger problem is likely the "private police" HOA management companies that were forcing consumption of water for irrigation purposes and using the threat of foreclosure to do so. Forced consumption under threat of foreclosure under the pretext of "aesthetics" was no doubt a primary contributor to the problem.
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