The Act encourages state departments to examine their water conservation practices; standardizes leak reporting by public water utilities; requires submetering of multifamily, commercial, and industrial construction beginning July 1, 2012; requires high efficiency toilets, urinals, and fixtures in new construction beginning July 1, 2012; provides for the tracking of unused water withdrawal permits for agriculture purposes and establishes a process for those permits to revert back to the state; and restricts outdoor watering to between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. so as to avoid evaporative loss and waste during the hottest hours of the day.
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CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES Water Resources,
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Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol27/iss1/10