Allow graywater use in outside irrigation, change city policy
"City code and health codes should be changed to make it easy for Austin citizens to legally reuse our graywater for outside watering. The biggest waste of our drinking water is outside irrigation for landscaping. Let us reuse our bath and sink water to water the plants! This would provide a much bigger water savings than not serving water in restaurants, for example. In conjunction with water restrictions, the city should make it easier for us to repurpose our graywater, so that we conserve even more of our potable water."
(The comment above is copied from a post by Dianne in the old SeakupAustin, since all of the old comments have apparently been lost in the transition to the current version of the web site.) These comments are from more than five years ago. Have they done anything to improve the situation? If there has been any progress, it has not been publicized.
The fact that the authorities make is so difficult to reuse gray water in our yards shows the hypocrisy of the people who run the city and claim to be interested in conserving our natural resources.