What is the 2017 WE●Stand and what does it address?
The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum requirements to optimize water use practices attributed to the built environment while maintaining protection of the public health, safety and welfare. The need for this standard is in recognition that with increasing demand, constrained infrastructure and supplies, climate change, and pervasive droughts globally, there is a critical need to reduce water consumption attributed to the built environment through conservation and reuse. With this come increased risks to public health, safety, and building systems performance. This ANS would provide minimum requirements that optimize built environment water use practices and corresponding provisions that maintain protection to public health, safety, and welfare.