Archive for “Indoors” Category

New Certified Water Efficient Home Program for Tempe Residents

March 18, 2022

Tempe residents… This one is for you! Tempe Water Conservation and Efficiency has rolled out a new program called the Certified Water Efficient Home. Now Tempe residents have the opportunity to self-certify their home and receive a yard sign along with a water conservation kit to display as a symbol of their dedication to saving water. What does it take …

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Gift Ideas That Keep On Saving

December 10, 2021

‘Tis the season of giving… and saving! Look no further than this Water – Use It Wisely approved holiday wish list. WaterSense Labeled Fixtures Who doesn’t want a gift that keeps on giving month after month with water and even energy savings? WaterSense labeled fixtures like a showerhead, irrigation controller, bathroom faucet, and how about a regular or dual-flush toilet? …

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Detecting Sneaky Leaks: How to Find a Plumbing Leak at Home

December 7, 2021

Here’s something many homeowners agree on: Water leaks are trouble! Aside from causing a dramatic rise in your water bills, they can cause damage to ceilings, cabinets, drywall, and compromise wooden structures. Surprisingly, plumbing leaks are rampant even in newer houses. While unfortunate to note, not all plumbing leaks are obvious. That said, leak detection is not as straightforward as …

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WaterSense Labeled Homes: Building in Water Savings for Arizona

October 11, 2021

We all know that water is an important resource, and Arizonans may understand that better than those in other parts of the country. In an area such as Central Arizona, saving water not only saves money and energy, but it also helps to ensure that communities will be able to grow and thrive for the next generation. WaterSense® is here …

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Wayne Drop Asks “Are You Ready to Chase Down Leaks?”

March 15, 2021

Hey everybody! Wayne Drop here – the official spokes-drop for Water – Use It Wisely. I am overflowing with excitement to invite you to participate in the BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR… well at least it’s my favorite… Fix a Leak Week! First, Why Do We Need a Week for Leaks? Did you know that, in a year, water leaks …

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Plant of the Month: Drought Tolerant and Great for the Indoors

August 19, 2020

Indoor plants are all the rage right now, and we get why. Houseplants are a great way to bring nature indoors and caring for them can be therapeutic, too. For some urban dwellers, their plants even take on the role similar to domestic pets (have you named your plants?). They provide many benefits, but like outdoor plants, some require more …

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Make Saving Water a No-Brainer – It Just Makes WaterSense!

June 21, 2020

One method of saving water is by changing our behavior. For instance, some of us (me included) had to retrain ourselves to wash the dishes without leaving the water running. But, wouldn’t it be great to save water without thinking about it? Imagine saving this precious resource with everyday activities, like showering, or even the activities you do multiple times …

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5 Tips to Conserve Water in the Bathroom throughout the New Year

January 7, 2020

Ultra high-efficiency toilets can help you conserve water in the bathroom by saving up to 13,000 gallons of water a year.  While many New Year’s resolutions include revitalizing gym memberships or clearing out overflowing email inboxes, a great way to start the year off right is to focus on helping the environment and creating an eco-friendly household. Going green can …

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Eight Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

December 11, 2019

We asked an Arizona energy and building expert – John Wesley Miller of Tucson – to suggest eight sensible ideas for how to make your home more sustainable. As an award-winning builder and solar pioneer, Miller has been a national leader in energy conservation and green building ideas. He also champions the concept of “universal accessibility” – building homes that …

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Is 24,000 gallons of water per month too much for a family of three?

August 12, 2019

When in doubt, ask. Here are an interesting question and answer about home water use that I think all homeowners can take advantage of. You asked … I have a concern about high water usage. We have lots of mature landscaping, but artificial turf (no grass), a fairly large pool, hot tub, three full baths, and a 1/2 bath. There …

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Remodel Your Bathroom with Water Savings in Mind

May 7, 2019

The U.S, like many other countries across the world, experiences periods of drought. It’s a stark reminder of the invaluable nature of our water sources; a resource we simply cannot live without. The responsibility of the conservation of our water supplies comes down to each and every one of us. With an ever-growing population, every drop of water counts just …

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BE A WATER DETECTIVE BY FINDING AND FIXING LEAKS AND SAVE THOUSANDS OF GALLONS EACH YEAR

March 19, 2019

Minor leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes. To the average homeowner, that means as many as 10,000 gallons wasted each year – enough to fill a backyard swimming pool. That is why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® program promotes Fix a Leak Week the third week of March each …

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