NC Okays Reuse of Gray Water to Water Lawns

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borat-thumbs-up.jpgUntil today, it’s been illegal for North Carolinians to water their lawns with gray water. But it looks like the extended drought and water restrictions have been enough to change lawmakers’ minds. According to the The News and Observer, state officials will “tweak state laws that suggest it’s an illegal practice” to reuse gray water from bathing or washing dishes.

So if you’re trying to conserve water, and you live in North Carolina, feel free to grab a bucket and collect and reuse gray water from washing dishes or bathing or taking a shower (perhaps a Navy shower? Yeah?). Dump it on your yellow, withered stalks of grass, pour it under a brown, crackly bush, or use it to wash yo’ dusty car. Just remember, you can do this with GRAY water, but please don’t reuse BLACK water (water from toilets). That’s still illegal in “The Old North State”.

Posted in politics, reusing, water on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 at 11:01 AM.

One Response to “NC Okays Reuse of Gray Water to Water Lawns”

  1. Leea Winter says:

    Is it permissible to dump RV gray water into a natural creek or stream?

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