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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

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

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

Time For Low-Flow Toilets To Take A Bow

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… Read More

5 Ways You May Be Wasting Water Around the House

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,… Read More

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