1. One caution to ciites and counties when they consider ordinances or other means of encouraging adoption of this technology is that some system manufacturers/distributors promote the use of devices to supplement the storage with potable water as a means of having a reliable irrigation water supply 100% of the time. Such supplementation side-steps the purpose for encouraging adoption of the harvesting technology (saving potable water). To encourage efficient landscape water use, local governments considering an exemption from watering restrictions should focus on how the water is being used (for example, allow handwatering and microirrigation of non-lawn plant materials on an as-needed basis instead of following normal watering days and hours) instead of providing a blanket exemption for any landscape use of the system.

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