Water Conservation

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Indoor and Outdoor Water Saving Tips

With growing populations causing a continual rise in water demands, using less water and using it wisely has never been more important. The water issue is local as well as global; by implementing a few simple practices you can significantly reduce your water consumption and help to conserve one of your most precious natural resources.

May 24th

Increasing Water Efficiency with EPA's WaterSense Program

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.

May 22nd

Water Efficiency vs. Water Shortage

The Economist recently published an article on the growing problem of water shortages and, calls for a system of tradable usage rights to allocate water resources to more productive use. “Globally there is no shortage of water; the central problem is that so much water is wasted, mainly through agriculture. But farmers reject scarcity pricing […]

Every Drop Counts Slashes Your Water Use

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 […]

April 29th

World Water Day 2009

Our friends over at EarthFirst.com turned us on to this YouTube video in honor of World Water Day 2009 on Sunday, March 22, and we wanted to share it with our audience as well. “If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term,” says Steve Commins, […]

March 21st

What's Your Water Footprint?

By now, we are used to hearing about our carbon footprint, but there’s another term that’s entering our environmental consciousness, and that’s our water footprint. Water footprint is the amount of water consumed either directly (from our household usage) or indirectly (consumed during the production of goods and services that we use.)

February 27th

Conserving Stormwater: Use It or Lose It

Water has always been a precious commodity, but the recent rise in frequent water shortages and droughts due to climate change emphasizes the importance of everyday water conservation. Despite the atmospheric consequences of global warming, rainstorms continue…so why let all that water go to waste? Cisterns have a long history, spanning several thousand years. The […]

February 23rd

Water Saving Tips: Cut Water Use at the Tap

The issue of Peak Oil is a hot topic these days, but an issue that will ultimately affect us even more will be Peak Water. To be more succinct, we’re running out of water. If we don’t act now to try to curtail our domestic water consumption, we’re squandering one of our most precious resources. […]

February 23rd