Water Credit Training
How can we support more people with a limit on the water supply?
One way to support more people with a limit on the water supply is by creating water credits. Water credits are a form of tradable permit that allows the holder to withdraw a certain amount of water from a water source. These credits can be bought and sold, and the prices are determined by market forces.
If you know how to reallocate credits, you can add more fixtures or build ADUs on the property. building adus , or accessory dwelling units, is a great way to support more people with limited water resources without putting extra strain on the system.
Another way to support more people with a limit on the water supply is by using greywater systems. Greywater is wastewater from household activities such as laundry, dishes, and showering. It can be reused for irrigation, toilet flushing, and other non-potable uses.
Greywater systems can be as simple as diverting water from your shower into a bucket that you then use to water your plants. Or, you can install a more elaborate system that pumps greywater from your home to an outdoor irrigation system. Either way, using greywater is a great way to conserve water and support more people with limited resources.
The best way to support more people with a limit on the water supply is by conserving water. There are many ways to conserve water, and even small changes can make a big difference. Some simple ways to conserve water are:
- Fix leaks: A leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year.
- Turn the water off while brushing your teeth: This can save up to 8 gallons of water per day.
- Take shorter showers: A 10-minute shower uses about 20 gallons of water. Reducing your shower time by 2 minutes can save up to 4 gallons of water per day.
- Install low-flow fixtures: Low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators can save a significant amount of water.
Making even small changes in your water use can have a big impact, and it’s one of the best ways to support more people with limited resources.
If your home has at least 2 bedrooms, you're able to add a second bathroom at your home under the 2nd Bath Protocol. As long as the new bathroom uses water-efficient fixtures, you'll be able to support more people with limited resources.
If you have any questions about how to support more people with a limit on the water supply, please contact your local water district. They'll be able to help you find the best way to conserve water and make the most of your resources.
The system doesn't have to be that complicated if you use our custom built calculator to figure out what you have and what you can install in the future!
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