Political Bites: Mesa Graywater Decisions

Should cities require buildings to incorporate water-saving techniques, similar to what Tucson is doing?

Conservation of water is critical when building cities in the middle of a desert.  I am curious if Mesa residents get a credit for helping Mesa fulfill it’s gray water contract?  Do they get compensated for providing water to flush the sewer system?  Looks like Mesa is simply protecting a revenue stream to me.

Notes: Mesa this week decided to hold off on enacting rules similar to Tucson’s, which include requiring buildings to harvest rainwater and accommodate “gray water” irrigation. Background on the decision, if needed: AZ Republic Article