Jan 1, 2011 10:42 AM by AP
DENVER (AP) - New homes in Colorado are getting a small change in 2011 - builders are now required to offer options to save water.
The law taking effect Saturday requires builders to offer the option of "water-smart homes" that include options such as low-flow toilets.
Homeowners could also see more government information about the responsibilities of home ownership. Another Colorado law taking effect Saturday adds a new "information officer" in the state Division of Real Estate to advise the public on the basic rights and duties of homeowners and homeowner associations.
Those are among 19 laws taking effect in Colorado Saturday. Most state laws go into effect in August, 90 days after a legislative session.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com
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