Category Archives: Water Conservation

Saving Water With a Greywater System

Greywater systems are designed to reuse your indoor water as the water needed for your outdoor irrigation needs. The collection and redistribution of water from drains and taps can significantly reduce your water footprint. Greywater systems can vary in size, collection method, and storage capacity. The simplest systems just require buckets! Use a bucket to collect the water from general sink use, like hand washing. Placing a bucket or two in the shower can also help collect water to use later instead of letting it run down the drain. Capacity of these simple systems is limited to the size of the bucket, though water can …

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Growing Green Means Saving Green

The ever-persistent dilemma of the yard owner: do you want a green lawn, or do you want to conserve water? It has to be one or the other, right? Growing and maintaining a beautiful lawn requires lots of water and attention, and it would be impossible to save water and still have the best looking grass in the neighborhood, right? That’s not the case! With smart, efficient watering practices, you can still have a picture-perfect yard while saving important resources. Lawn care is often the top source of water consumption in the home environment. Even smaller spaces require a fair amount of water, especially in …

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Save Water – Offset Your Faucet!

Conserve water and conserve a few dollars by making some minor changes in your home. You need to use water daily, but these tips and a couple of new pieces of hardware will have you sending less down the drain. It’s time to focus on the source – your faucets! The kitchen and bathroom faucets can account for almost 16% of your household water use. By adding faucet aerators, you can save a significant amount of water used in those areas. Screw-on aerators only cost a few dollars apiece, so that minimal initial investment can be recouped in a month of water savings. Older faucets …

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