EDITORIAL: Let’s stop wasting water that can be put to good uses

Jan 31, 2019

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.

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