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Water Efficiency: Refers to practices, products, or systems that use less water than traditional products or systems without sacrificing performance. Water efficient products can include grey water use and low-flow water fixtures.

Clean Water Act: The Clean Water Act is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution.

Low-Consumption Toilets: Toilets that flush with no more than 1.6 gallons of water

Low-Flow Showerheads: Usually cuts the flow of water use by 50% to 70%.

Contaminant: Means any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water.

Supplier of Water: Means any person or organization that own or operates a Public Water System.

Grey Water: Domestic wastewater composed of wash water from kitchen, bathroom, laundry sinks, tubs, and washers.

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