by Dan Carney
MMWD has officially moved into a new, more progressive era of water conservation. On December 16, the Board of Directors unanimously adopted Ordinance 414 requiring high-efficiency appliances and more water-efficient landscapes throughout the district.
Ordinance 414 will result in 20-50 percent reductions in water use for new construction and remodel projects. This is accomplished by requiring high-performance toilets, faucet aerators, clothes washers, and smart sprinkler timers. Requirements vary depending on the size and type of construction project you’re working on. These new technologies not only save water, energy and money—they also perform better than their less water-efficient predecessors.
Ordinance 414 is available on the district’s website at http://www.marinwater.org/controller?action=menuclick&id=411
Please contact district staff if you have any questions at (415) 945-1520.