Coalition for Water Security

Water Use and Efficiency Act

In-ground sprinkler systems often waste large amounts of water. Homeowners often can not control the timing of watering and waste water by watering their lawn during rainstorms. Even when watering is needed, the location of the jets lets water intended for the lawn run off onto sidewalks, driveways and roads.

After three years of drafting, advocacy, negotiations and compromise, the Coalition’s Water Use and Efficiency Act (hereafter “Act”) became law (without Governor Carcieri’s signature) on 12 November 2009. The purposes of the Act are to manage demand for potable water, reinvest in water supply infrastructure and preserve the health and ecological functioning of the state’s water resources.  To fulfill these purposes:


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