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Raleigh Inspectors Want to Know if You're Low-Flow

Posted March 10, 2008

— City inspectors in Raleigh set out Monday to knock on the doors of offices, hotels and fitness centers to see if they've installed low-flow water devices.

City leaders asked all customers to voluntarily install the devices by March 1.

If the door-to-door survey shows many businesses are not going along, installation could become mandatory.


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  • US VET Mar 10, 2008

    Low flow devices , no disposals, no car washes , no pressure washing, no outdoor watering ... Only unchecked growth and poor planning. Raleigh residents voted these idiots into office ,, now they must live with this stupidity....UNTILLNEXT ELECTION !!!!

  • gr Mar 10, 2008

    The put low flow in at work and now you have to flush twice. I was "forced" to put low flow at a rental place, same thing, always have to flush twice. I will stick with what I have at home, one time does the trick.

  • 3forme Mar 10, 2008

    and where do it say they have the authority or right to inspect these businesses? steppin a little toward the edge are we mayor?

  • dianadarling Mar 10, 2008

    They will probably disable your garbage disposal while they are in there.

  • veyor Mar 10, 2008

    We want money! We want money! They'll probably hire professional cheerleaders next.

  • jmurach Mar 10, 2008

    Keep on building those new houses and buildings, I am going to keep on using the water.

  • momof2 Mar 10, 2008

    Slip Kid--I'm with you. Our city council, with the exception of one, is out of control. Sounds like they are on a power trip which makes them dangerous to our freedom of choice!

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Mar 10, 2008

    "Not really voluntary, is it?!?!"

    In Meekerville it's only voluntary if you live inside the beltline or you are want of the protected water wasting industries including the Pepsi plant at 400,000 gallons per day and the car washes at 55 gallons per car.

    It's amazing in Meekerville that you can use 55 gallons to wash a car at a car wash while the personal recommended daily use is 35 gallons per person. Something not right about this.

    Meekerville definitely has it's priorities reversed.

  • The Fox Mar 10, 2008

    How about Drainage Engineers in charge of Flush Control.

  • colliedave Mar 10, 2008

    I guess the City of Raleigh will be expecting us to "rat out" our health clubs if they don't have low-flow devices.