Water Conservation2021-02-15T20:04:43-06:00

Water Conservation

Posts from the experts in the industry

Take shorter showers!

Even a one or two minute shorter shower can save up to 700 gallons of water a month. Consider turning the water off while you soap up and wash your hair…and turn it back on to rinse off

Save water and money in the Kitchen and Laundry

Here’s where you’ll find some more thirsty appliances. Depending on how old these workhorses are, you might realize a significant savings in the long run -- in both water and energy usage -- if you replace them.

Save water and money, stop leaky faucets and toilets

Pay attention to your indoor water usage. That means check routinely for leaks...leaking faucets, leaking toilets, leaking appliances. Watch your water bill...suspect a leak if you have any sudden increase in usage without changing your usual patterns.

Outdoor Water Conservation

Irrigation, Lawn and Garden, and Rainwater Harvesting

Tips for a Healthy and Budget-Friendly Lawn

Saving money is on all of our minds these days, and implementing proper watering and planting practices can not only provide positive differences in your water bill, but also give your lawn the best possible opportunity to grow and thrive.

Xeriscape

Whether called Xeriscape, water-wise or water-smart landscaping, landscape and water industry professionals throughout the nation have embraced landscape water conservation through education.

Harvested rainwater should not be used for drinking

Many people who are interested in conserving our precious groundwater resources consider harvesting rainwater for a variety of purposes around the house. Harvested rainwater should not be used for drinking. One

Save water and money outside the house

A typical American single-family home uses about 10,000 gallons of water a year for lawn irrigation. In the summer months, that demand can be as much as three times higher. The fact is that excessive irrigation not only increases water costs, but it drains our water supply sources...

Stormwater Pollution

Articles related to stormwater pollution

What do you know about stormwater pollution?

Stormwater pollution can result from contaminated runoff from urban areas as it drains from streets or property through the municipal storm water drainage system and into our waterways

What You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater runoff occurs when rain flows over the ground. Stormwater pollution runoff is a serious concern because it may be contaminated with pesticides, fertilizers, animal droppings, trash, food

Commercial Conservation

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)

A Water Efficiency Checklist for Restaurants

Non-kitchen use can account for up to 35% of water usage in restaurants. Restaurant managers should continuously remind their employees about the importance and benefits of water conservation.

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