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This chapter presents a sampling of programs throughout the Nation that use one or more water conservation and use efficiency practices It is important to note that the information in the table and in the examples is provided to illustrate the water savings that can be achieved by using a conservation and use efficiency practice or combining a mixture of practices Many other practices and programs could be cited as well such as the State of Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the City of Denver Colorado City of Austin Texas Portland Oregon and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Also note that the information presented is dated material obtained from published reports and might have changed since the date of original publication Since 1989 Tampas water efficiency program has included code changes revised rate structures retrofit promotion of xeriscape landscaping and education Within the first 9 months consumption was reduced from 846 million gallons to 725 million gallons during the dry months of March through June a 15-18 percent reduction in demand The average reduction for the year was 7 percent Tampa has adopted an increasing-block rate structure irrigation restrictions landscape codes and ultra-low-volume plumbing requirements Voluntary xeriscape programs advocate corporate landscape conversions and state-of-the-art irrigation and landscape design for new construction In December 1989 water-saving kits were delivered to about 10000 Tampa homes The kits included two toilet tank dams two low-flow showerheads two lavatory faucet aerators some Teflon tape a pamphlet on finding and fixing leaks with a general water-saving tips card an installation instruction folder with a letter from the mayor encouraging participation and instructions in both Spanish and English a window display card and leak detection dye tablets These materials were packed in a clear plastic bag and hung on the doorknobs of residences Ninety-four percent of homeowners receiving the kits installed the devices The kits were estimated to save 7-10 gallons of water per person per day Tampa estimates
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