Water Conservation

These blog posts will discuss reasons and ways for saving and reusing water.

Top 10 Home Water Conservation Strategies

Fri, 2013-08-02 08:10

Conserving water throughout your home and yard can end up saving you a significant amount on your monthly water bill. Although many people don’t realize it, potable water (water considered safe for consumption) is an incredibly important resource that is being overdrawn across our nation. Below are 10 tips to help you cut back on your usage and contribute to water conservation efforts:

1) Taking shorter showers and install water-conserving showerheads can save up to 15 gallons per shower.

Combating Wildfires & Preserving Water Supplies

Mon, 2013-07-29 08:21

As emphasized in an earlier discussion on water scarcity, water conservation efforts are paramount to various western U.S. states. The recent occurrence of wildfires in the region has propelled significant action to combat not only the environmental destruction of wildlife but also the degradation of water supplies. Announced on July 23, 2013, the Department of Agriculture outlined a new federal, local, and private partnership to reduce the risks of wildfire to America’s water supply in western states.

The Role of Water Efficiency in Green Building

Fri, 2013-05-17 09:23

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The Water Scarcity Reality

Fri, 2013-03-22 08:56

The rapid depletion of clean water supplies worldwide poses significant threats to the social, environmental, economic, and political spheres of society. Water, which forms the basis of life on Earth, is a precious commodity that is often taken for granted by citizens in highly industrialized countries of the world, such as the United States. However, for more than 40 percent of the world’s population, finding clean water is a challenge, and according to the U.S.

Save Water by Conserving Energy

Wed, 2013-03-20 08:46

You can save water by conserving energy. Or is it the other way around? Actually, it’s both. Water and energy are so closely connected that you can’t have one without the other. Water is required to produce energy, and it takes energy to extract, distribute, and treat the fresh water that is essential for all life. After water is used, more energy is spent in the collection and treatment of wastewater.

About EPA WaterSense

Thu, 2011-01-13 10:08

Why Worry About Water?

Don’t we live on a planet that is mostly made of water you ask? We do indeed, but a mere 1% of the water on Earth is available for human use. The rest is locked in polar ice caps or brackish (salty) ocean water, which is undrinkable without extensive purification. Many of us hail from states with abundant freshwater and we are lucky enough to turn on the tap and receive a clear, consistent flow of water. However, in many of the arid states of the US Southwest, water is a rapidly disappearing natural resource.

The Inefficiency of Bottled Water

Mon, 2010-03-29 10:57

Before I get into this blog, I would like to start with a short statement answering the question, why should you care?

First and most importantly, bottled water is very energy intensive. It takes lots of imported oil to make the bottle and transport it to your home, office, the gym, etc. That imported oil hurts our economy and fuels undemocratic regimes around the world. So, if you are a Patriot, and if you believe in democracy and freedom, then you should put down that bottled water and switch to tap - it's 100% American.