Saturday, June 30, 2012
Welcome newcomers to Greywater Nation - the State of Illinois! According to this article in the OakPark-RiverForest Patch, "...the Illinois House passed House Bill 4496, which establishes a timetable for the Illinois plumbing code to be updated "to reflect advances in those technologies and methods that more efficiently utilize natural resources and protect public health." Hey, that sounds like some of the other nearby states like Wisconsin.
But for Ana Garcia-Doyle, there was yet another obstacle. The 42-year-old blogger and organizer with the Green Community Connections volunteer group was concerned with the home addition's larger footprint. The addition will mean more energy, more water, more waste.
The solution comes in the form of a massive home makeover, complete with the installation of a geothermal energy system and the state's first greywater recycling system in a single-family home. (The other two residential greywater systems are located in Chicago; one is the Yennel House, more of a marketing showcase for a "net zero" home; the other is a 96-unit low-income housing facility on the near north side.)
Here is a video of greywater system that will be installed.
Recalling this posting where greywater was part of the blue gold portfolio for Illinois as identified by the Rotary Club, it sounds like their roundtable program is working!
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If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana
and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore.
~Carol Moseley Braun
Posted by Todd Jarvis at 12:27 PM