CAN I PUT GREASE DOWN THE DRAIN?

The kitchen is the heart of the home; laughter, conversation, and satisfied appetites can be inspired by the home-cooked meal. Sadly, one less appealing culprit may also find its origin in the kitchen, specifically the kitchen sink: fatbergs, giant globs of fat, oil, and grease (also known as FOG), that… Read More

GREASE IS THE WORD: PREVENTING DRAIN CLOGS FROM FATS, OILS AND GREASE

The kitchen is the heart of the home; laughter, conversation, and satisfied appetites can be inspired by the home-cooked meal. Sadly, one less appealing culprit may also find its origin in the kitchen, specifically the kitchen sink: fatbergs, giant globs of fat, grease, and oil that build up and clog… Read More

FLUSHING OUT LEAKS THAT ARE DRAINING YOUR BUDGET

Leaks are small annoyances, but those persistent little drips can add up quickly, wasting valuable water and costing homeowners money. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average U.S. home can lose up to 10,000 gallons of drinking water a year to minor leaks. Nationally, household leaks account for… Read More

FINDING LEAKS MADE EASY

Find and Fix Leaks with Scottsdale Water’s Workshops The Internet is a fantastic educational resource; however, research has shown that students overwhelmingly prefer books over electronic text. While learning about DIYs online is convenient (like when your faucet decides to noisily drip at 3 a.m.), there is just something irreplaceable… Read More

HOME CHECK-UPS FOR WINTER WATER-SAVING!

Winter is one of the easiest times to save water and money. Here are our top tips to save water indoors and out during cooler months: Perform Outdoor Checks Your irrigation system provides a lifeline to the plants in your landscape; remember to include it in your regular maintenance routine…. Read More

5 REASONS YOUR HOME SHOULD HAVE A SOLAR WATER HEATER

“If there is magic on this planet,” wrote anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley in 1957, “it is contained in water.” If Eiseley were still alive, he would surely applaud the fact that more and more people in today’s society are waking up to the importance of conserving our water supplies…. Read More

IT STARTS WITH A FLUSH

Living in the desert, water conservation is always a hot topic. At home we can take steps to reduce our use by taking shorter showers, collecting rain water for our gardens or any one of 100+ Ways to Conserve. But how can we have a greater impact on reducing the… Read More

HOW TO CONSERVE WATER AND ENERGY IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM

Small changes can make a big impact in terms of overall water consumption — and that’s especially true in the laundry room. When it comes to the way you do regular laundry, taking a few simple measures can save significant water and energy. So what are some of the best… Read More

HOW DOES YOUR WATER USE STACK UP?

With all of the resources to ‘check out’ at City of Mesa Libraries, we’ve just included another unique addition. Just inside the lobby at Mesa Main, you can’t miss the 16-foot tall pyramid of 136 water jugs – a display that reminds, and in many cases, shocks consumers with the… Read More

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