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Few Graywater Permits Issued Despite Drought

Over half of Oregon’s counties are under drought emergency declarations this summer and many people are thinking about how to conserve water. One thing we don’t often think of is the water that has already gone down the drain. It’s possible to re-use drain water — called graywater — for other purposes, including irrigation and toilet flushing. There has been a permit process for graywater usage in place since 2012, but fewer than 20 permits have been issued so far.


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