Monday, June 09, 2008

New Regulations Could Limit Water Use

Did you already flush twice? Uh oh. That means you may only have one flush left.

Natural Resources Canada is looking at limiting the amount of water flowing through things like toilets, shower heads and dishwashers.

It's all part of Ottawa's energy savings plan.

Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Act were introduced last week, and if they become law, the government would be allowed to regulate products that use energy or affect power consumption, and plumbing fixtures, like toilets, would fall under that category because they affect energy use.

The average Canadian uses more than 300 liters of water every day -- that's about three full bathtubs.

Toilets account for a third of household water use.


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