Santa Fe, NM -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/26/2017 -- Santa Fe is widely regarded as being one of the most progressive and cutting edge places with regards to water conservation policy as well as practice. Palo Santo Designs is currently working to take this area's water conservation to the next level along with implementing the Santa Fe Toilet Retrofit Program. This program will act like a sort of water bank. Anyone who wants to acquire a building permit for a new home in Santa Fe, or renovation of a current home that requires additional plumbing fixtures, may do so by purchasing toilet retrofit credits.
The toilet retrofit credits go towards paying for the replacement of older non-conserving toilets with new water conserving fixtures. One of the best things about this program is that the people who are having their toilets upgraded won't have to actually pay a cent. The fact is that a lot of people want a new toilet, but not everyone can afford one. The overall benefit of this program is that the water demands of new construction will be offset by the sheer efficiency of the current city plumbing.
This program quickly rose in popularity to the point of gaining national recognition with the National Association of Home Builders adopting policy to promote similar programs across the country. This nation-wide effort initially came about as the result of the local efforts made to conserve water in Santa Fe. Many people argue that this program along is not enough to effectively conserve water. Rather than resisting new development, Palo Santo wants to make it much smarter in a number of ways. This company wants to make development more efficient and eco-friendly at the same time.
The 2012 version of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) allows for innovative water conservation methods, including the use of grey water for outdoor irrigation as well as the re-use of collected rainwater for outdoor and indoor uses. High-efficient flushing toilets with filtered rainwater is another innovation that many people living in this area enjoy.
The overall concept of water conservation has been around for a very long time in many different forms, but Palo Santo Designs has contributed significantly to these efforts in this part of the country. All of these methods of water conservation have proven to be perfectly viable and extremely effective when it comes to reducing excessive use of water.
About Palo Santo Designs LLC
Palo Santo Designs LLC is an Award Winning General Contractor specializing in the design and construction of Fine Custom Homes, Renovations and Distinctive Commercial Spaces. We excel in providing our clients with comprehensive services for architectural design and general construction contracting under one roof, streamlining the delivery of turn-key one of a kind projects.
Palo Santo Designs LLC
Address: 2356 Fox Road, Suite 200, Santa Fe, NM 87507