Archive for “Indoors” Category

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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EASY STEPS TO BE WATER EFFICIENT IN THE WORKPLACE

December 11, 2017

You may not know it, but Arizona has been a leader in managing water for decades. From innovative ways to store water to treating wastewater to conservation efforts, our desert state is a role model on how to best preserve this limited natural resource. While there are many good water stewards out there, there is plenty of opportunity for business owners …

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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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What to do When You Have a Water Leak

March 18, 2019

When your home is faced with water damage, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Your initial stress will probably result from the fact that your pipe just burst and your basement is flooding, or that your faucet has been leaking for weeks without your knowledge and you can’t possibly wrap your head around how you didn’t notice. After that initial …

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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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APPRECIATING WATER BY SAVING IT IN SIMPLE WAYS

October 26, 2018

Just because you’ve heard that the Earth is made up of 71 percent water, it does not mean that you can go ahead and waste it. We all need to appreciate it. If you have not realized how lucky you are that you’re living in a country where fresh water seems to be unlimited, then how about some demonstration? In …

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5 Ways You May Be Wasting Water Around the House

December 11, 2013

It’s easy to be conservation conscious in theory, but in practice, it takes sacrifice and discipline. The Bureau of Reclamation found that the Colorado River’s worst drought in 100 years could affect agriculture and hydroelectric power production, AZcentral.com reports. If the drought continues, desert residents could see more direct consequences, including higher water costs and limits on the amount of …

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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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5 Ways to Save Water You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

January 1, 2018

It’s no secret that many people are trying to cut down on water consumption to save more water. While you’re probably familiar with shutting off the faucet while you brush your teeth, and showering instead of using the bathtub (which you may do already), there are a few other ways to save water that you may not have thought of …

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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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Time For Low-Flow Toilets To Take A Bow

August 21, 2014

Back when George H. W. Bush was president, the U.S. Congress passed a law that has helped the country conserve its water supply as we face drought and climate change. There was nothing glamorous about the law, but its impact was dramatic. The law, written and championed by Massachusetts engineer Amy Vickers, changed the amount of water that could be …

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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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