EDITORIAL: Let’s stop wasting water that can be put to good uses
Here’s a win-win notion.
A carwash captures rainwater to clean vehicles. The rainwater replaces water from municipal supplies, so no one has to pay to treat and transport drinking-quality water just to spray it on Fords and Chevys.
You can do things like that in 38 states. But not in Illinois, unless you feel like hiring a licensed engineer and going through an expensive and time-consuming permit process.
It’s time to get our state on the right side of this issue.