Water at Home

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Green Your Water, Save Green With Eco-Friendly Plumbing Fixtures

As the crises surrounding the environment and spending in the U.S. (and the world) begin to enter their crescendo – I believe we haven’t even begun to see the full force of pushback on environmental issues yet – it’s important to keep track of all facets of our carbon footprint.

Often times we don’t really look at our water consumption, though, until water conservation efforts our put into place by our communities. Even then, it’s kind of an afterthought.

October 9th

Create a Rainwater Harvesting System for Your Yard

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average single-family, suburban household uses 260 gallons of water a day, and at least 30% of that water is used for irrigation. At that volume, maintaining a lush, green landscape can be hard on your budget, especially if it hasn’t rained in a while. If you’re concerned about wasting water on the lawn and are interested in a greener solution, you may want to consider rainwater harvesting.

August 14th

General Electric Debuts its GeoSpring Hybrid Hot Water Heater

In today’s economic climate, saving on household expenses is a top priority for many Americans. While many personal finance websites rightly advise consumers to save money on energy costs by implementing habits like turning off lights when not in use, there are more effective ways of reducing both your carbon footprint and your energy bill.

General Electric has addressed one great leak in the energy sinking ship with its recent release of the GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater.

February 29th

The Groundwater Problem at the Great Lakes

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!

October 25th

How To Make A Rain Chain

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.

September 15th