Stanton Signs Statement Aimed At Efficient And Cost-Effective Water Conservation

July 26, 2013

Phoenix is one of several cities that are committing to increase water conservation measures.  Mayor Greg Stanton signed a statement on Colorado River Day yesterday, aimed at efficient, cost-effective conservation. With the river providing half the Phoenix drinking water, Stanton pointed to city policies that have helped reduce average residential water use by 25-percent, since the mid-1990's.

“We’ve got plumbing codes that now require low-flow water fixtures,” Stanton said. “We’ve improved technology including high-efficiency washers and dishwashers and nearly all of the city’s effluent is reused.”

After more signatures have been gathered the statement is to be sent to both Arizona and federal officials, in about a month.

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