If you’re a regular reader of Blue Living Ideas, you’re savvy about your water. But even if you are, and have done a full water audit of your home’s water consumption, you’re likely still missing a lot of easy water savings in your home, simply because it’s a lot of work to go to the […]
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Rain chains aren’t just beautiful, but they can help manage water runoff around the home and help mitigate soil erosion from water pouring out of your gutters. In this video, green guru Michelle Kaufmann shows you how simple it is to build a beautiful rain chain.
Water is a valuable resource, and as the population increases, the demand for water rises in lockstep to match. Water conservation is arguably the most important aspect of the field of green plumbing, and as a plumber focusing specifically on water conservation and efficiency, I am frequently asked for the best ways to save water around the home.
If you live in an older home or apartment, the toilet in your bathroom uses between three to four gallons of water each time you flush. In fact, your toilet is the “largest daily user of water” in your home. Some water conservationists respond by only flushing down bowel movements and posting signs for visitors […]
Where do the downspouts off of your house’s gutters flow?Â Do they enter into the city’s sewer system?Â For many cities, this is a problem.Â The city of Portland, Oregon explains: A large part of Portland has a combined sewer system that carries sewage and stormwater runoff in the same pipes. When it rains, the […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks to Stephanie Thornton of the EPA about their WaterSense program. Much like the EnergyStar program, WaterSense seeks to help Americans to save water and protect the environment by creating product efficiency standards that manufacturers must meet in order to receive the WaterSense certification label on their products.
Some of us (ahem) have a serious addiction to long, hot showers. It’s hard to gauge the impact of a shower while you’re taking it—the water just seems to flow from some neverending source. But drought is a problem in many areas, which is why the Every Drop Counts Water Meter is such a handy […]
If you are concerned about how much water you might be wasting in your toilet, then you need to think about how much water you need (versus how much water your toilet currently uses) every time you flush.
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily discusses water conservation strategies, industry water efficiency standards, and water saving tips with Rob Zimmerman of Kohler, a leading manufacturer of water-efficient kitchen and bathroom fixtures.