Decentralized Water Policy Council

Localizing California Water

COWA Working Areas:

  • Blackwater (including Composting Toilets)
  • Greywater
  • Rain and Stormwater
  • Ground and Surface water

Currently COWA’s over-arching goals are:

  • Streamline and modernize regulatory standards for onsite water technologies
  • Advance legislation and policy that embraces localized water as part of a comprehensive, sustainable management
  • Increase public awareness and information encouraging localized water solutions
  • Promote best management practices for system installations, operations, and maintenance

Why does water reuse matter?

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