In the wake of California’s recent emergency regulations to cut the state’s overall water use by 25 percent, developers are scrambling to understand what the restrictions mean for current and future projects.
One strategy is to invest in upgrades to improve water efficiency in pre-existing properties.
“Houses built 10 years ago are two or three times more inefficient with water than houses built today,” said Ed Casey, partner in Alston & Bird’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group.
“All water is local,” Casey said. “It’s never been more true than now.”