The return of rain barrel rescue
As a follow up to Grady's Rain barrel rescue blog post, there was an on Tuesday regarding changing the state building code to install concrete rainwater tanks in homes--for flushing toilets, for instance. According to the article:
Dan Tingen, chair of the Building Code Council and also a homebuilder, indicated an initially favorable reception to the idea.
"It's absolutely forward thinking, and I would expect to sometime have those provisions in North Carolina," said Tingen.
"We're to the point as an industry that we recognize we've got to save and we've got to create new, innovative ways of preserving water," said Tingen.
addition to conserving water in a state that often sees the need for
water conservation, the tanks would save money by lowering water bills,
eliminate using processed and purified water for things like flushing
toilets, and reduce