• On October 5, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order from President Obama which establishes the Federal Government as a leader in adopting sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. The order addresses issues such as energy usage and green house gas emissions to strategies to improve water efficiency and management.
    Some of the highlights of the water policy: (Section 2(d))
    – reducing potable water consumption by 26 percent by the end of fiscal year 2020
    – reducing agency industrial, landscaping, and agricultural water consumption by 20 percent by the end of fiscal year 2020
    – identify, promote and implement water reuse strategies that reduce potable water consumption
    – Stormwater guidance for Federal Facilities

    Source: October 5, 2009 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary

    Posted by vvrne @ 10:02 am

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