A Municipal Guide to Retrofits


Water conservation should be important to all of us.  Drinking water is one of our most precious and also one of our most wasted resources. Even if you do not live in an area subject to drinking water shortages, more than a billion people throughout the world do.  (Water a shared responsibility,  The United Nations World Water Development Report 2 ~ Executive Summary,  2006,  www.unesco.org/water/wwap).

This Municipal Guide is intended to assist municipal officials with building retrofits and water metering options.  The programs discussed in the guide are based upon research and the results of demonstration projects that have been performed by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Water Savers, and other professionals throughout the country.

This program provides schools an opportunity to update plumbing fixtures to reduce the amount of water wasted. 

This program focuses on a rebate program that encourages the consumer to bid on the price that they are willing to pay for water saving products. 

This study provides an educational opportunity for homeowners to learn about the importance of operating an efficient irrigation system when water supplies are limited. 

This program involves a public housing project to enhance the technology needed to detect a leak. 

This program outlines a project that integrates the use of smart irrigation sensors and weather information to manage watering times and frequency.

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