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Examples from Elsewhere: Retrofit-on-Resale in California

November 3, 2009

The Water Efficiency Watch at the Alliance for Water Efficiency reports that October saw groundbreaking statewide legislation passed (and signed into law) in California that will mandate plumbing retrofits when real estate changes hands. Read more here.

Retrofit-on-Resale (or Retrofit-on-Reconnect) is a key strategy for making long-term gains in water efficiency — and it’s not so foreign to Georgia either, at least at the local level. DeKalb County approved a toilet retrofit rebate ordinance in 2008; see details in the PDF here (from a presentation by DeKalb County Commission member Jeff Rader at  Georgia River Network’s 2009 conference).

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