With summer heating up quickly, lawns are already getting thirsty. The folks at Trugreen, a lawn service company, sent around a list of tips on how to water your lawn to promote healthy grass and conserve water.
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The Great Lakes isn’t the only area in the U.S. facing water shortages. In fact, lately it seems like there are more areas dealing with shortage or drought than not. We all need to change our habits to conserve water now, before the situation becomes even more critical. Here are some ideas to get you started!
We’ve talked here before about how hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” threatens clean drinking water, but fracking also requires quite a bit of water to execute. In drought-stricken Texas, local water districts are starting to restrict natural gas companies’ fracking operations because of the strain it puts on the water supply.
Atlanta isn’t the only area in the U.S. facing extreme drought conditions. Many states in the Southeast and Southwest are having the very same problem. But what can we, as individuals, do to reduce our water consumption during times of drought?
Saving water directly is an important way to conserve, but did you know that electricity uses billions of gallons of water every year?
A new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters indicates that irrigation raises sea levels.
In this video from Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, the folks at Grey Water Action talk about how you can use grey water in your home to rely less on the water grid, or even to disconnect entirely.
Not everyone can afford a fancy greywater system, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reuse water in small ways around the house!
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 […]
Recent hearings for a proposed 340-MW Hualapai Valley Solar Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in western Arizona has brought up water yet again, in a report from Energy Prospects. Arizona’s Republican Senator Kyl has stepped in to battle against using Arizona’s sun potential for solar CSP. (He was recently famous for saying publicly that we […]
When I used to guide backpacking trips, I worked with a guy who pointed out to our group every morning and every night that they had just brushed their teeth without running water. His point was that they should turn the water off when they brushed their teeth at home. It’s a simple enough idea […]