CWC 2013 Summer Meeting recap: Denver Water hopes to see low-flow appliance legislation next session


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

The state’s biggest municipal water provider is pushing legislation to require more water-efficient appliances to be sold in Colorado. “Even to achieve medium levels of conservation, we must take action now,” Greg Fisher of Denver Water told the water resources review committee of the state Legislature Wednesday.

Denver Water wants the state to mandate Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for water use in household appliances. It estimates 40,000 acre-feet of water — more than is used annually in Pueblo’s treated water system — could be saved each year. “It’s more practical to do this on a statewide basis,” Fisher said.

The new law would not require replacing existing fixtures, but require conforming appliances in new construction or future sales. “There would be little impact to consumers,” Fisher said.

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