Water Conservation

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

Top 10 Home Water Conservation Strategies

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Tue, 2013-09-03 13:45
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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.  Read more: Top 10 Home Water Conservation Strategies »

The Role of Water Efficiency in Green Building

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:04
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The increasing development of worldwide green building projects, especially those related to the Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design (LEED) standard, provide the contextual basis for the implementation of water conservation strategies. As access to clean water continues to be a source of concern in many areas of the world (including the U.S.), water efficiency strategies in green building practices are becoming paramount to new and existing construction efforts.

Save Water by Conserving Energy

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Fri, 2014-08-01 09:58
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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.

The Inefficiency of Bottled Water

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Mon, 2012-10-29 13:26
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Mon, 2010-03-29 12:29
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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.  Read more: The Inefficiency of Bottled Water »