Category Archive: Water Conservation

Mar 09

Awesome Hotels Say Yes! to Saving Water

While many hotels are water hogs, WaterSense Hotels are checking-in for water savings. Listen up: You might be turning off the tap while you brush in your room—but chances are the hotel itself isn’t as handy at saving water. “Hotels and other lodging businesses account for about 15 percent of the water used in commercial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/industrial-and-corporate-water-use/watersense-hotel-challenge/

Feb 11

Seal That Leak

Take a leak…and fix it like a pro. Listen up for a simple how-to: Why settle for leaky faucets when sealing ’em up can be as easy as one, two, three? Karen Wirth of the EPA’s WaterSense program explains the problem—and the simple solution. “An American home can waste on average more than 11,000 gallons …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-conservation-2/seal-that-leak/

Feb 10

Less Is Still More When It Comes to Biofuel

Crop-based biofuels burn cleaner than gasoline—but there’s a hitch. Listen up for the water-guzzling scoop: Everything you’ve heard is true: Compared with fossil fuels, burning biofuels releases fewer greenhouse gases. But what you might not know is that producing the cleaner-burning fuel also requires a lot of water. Take corn-based ethanol, for example, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-and-energy/the-water-footprint-of-biofuels/

Feb 06

Got WaterSense? Handy Labels Make Sure You Do.

Sometimes labels are a good thing—like when they certify products that use water efficiently and also work really well. Listen up: The EPA wants to help more people go with the water conservation flow. After all, with water shortages plaguing much of the U.S., it’s becoming clear that we must use less to flush, brush, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-conservation-2/watersense/

Jan 14

Less is More, When it Comes to Runoff…

Cities are using green infrastructure to meet EPA clean water standards. Listen up: Too much rain…and too many people using a lot of water can overwhelm aging stormwater systems. That can cause them to overflow and dump pollution into rivers. Instead of rebuilding systems or adding bigger pipes, many cities are turning to green infrastructure …

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