Mandating water efficiency
…All high efficiency, high-speed spin washers (both top and front-load) invariably possess a motherboard and a host of electronic parts, and according to those who repair them for a living, washers crammed with multiple electronic sensors, touchpads, digital displays, and miniaturized circuit boards tend to need more frequent repair — i.e. They must be kept on an electrical circuit with functioning surge protection, because their vulnerable and expensive solid-state components can easily degrade or burn out with electrical power surges.The writer points out that the federal government's 2007 Energy Star standards have, for the most part, eliminated the traditional design for washing machines because those machines cannot obtain the government's certifications, unlike the newer devices that manufacturers have turned out to specifically meet federal requirements.by Karen De Coster Recently by Karen De Coster: We Should Do What the Government Says Is Good for Us Many folks never stop to think about the impact that government mandates have on every single facet of their daily lives.Take just one example, and that is the interminable string of decrees on the part of the governmental-environmental-green complex and the ensuing repercussions on the lives of individuals.Like I was saying, we pioneered the use of reclaimed water, and in the mid '70s we started using it for apartments, office, retail and communities in the City of Irvine.I think you can break good water conservation down into three best practice categories: the first one will be upgrading your irrigation infrastructure.But here in Irvine, where we have been pioneering the use of it--we actually helped build the first reclamation center in 1968--we're over 70 percent, with many more online coming, conversions to reclaimed.
Collins spent 28 years with Valley Crest Landscape; is a member of the board of directors BOMA/O.This has become an even greater priority due to recent changes in the law making any runoff illegal and subject to fines.I think the second best practice is basically the cultural stuff; and that is greater emphasis on installing low-water-use plant material on all properties going forward, and on some retrofits. The requirements of Water Efficiency Management Practices, under Part IVA of the Public Utilities (Water Supply) Regulations, came into effect from January 2015.Under the Water Efficiency Management Practices, it is mandatory for large water users with net water consumption of at least 60,000 m in the previous year (i.e. Submit a notification to PUB by 31 March (for specified consumers*) or 30 April (for non-specified consumers) for their different sites meeting this water consumption threshold. Install private water meters at key water usage areas within their premises by 30 June to track and monitor water usage. Submit their annual Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) to PUB by 30 June for at least three consecutive years. Appoint at least one Water Efficiency Manager by 30 June * Specified consumers - Consumers who hold one or more water accounts with PUB for water supplied to the site and the volume of water used under these account(s) in the preceding calendar year is at least 60,000 m³.