Category Archive: Water Conservation

May 18

The Ins and Outs of a Septic System

Proper care and maintenance is key for maintaining private septic systems. Don’t let this info go to waste: In a septic system, a pipe runs from the house to a septic tank where solids get separated from wastewater, which then flows out of the tank and into a drain field. Terry Gibb, senior educator with …

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May 15

Greener Ground, Cleaner Water

Trading grey pipes for green spaces is helping cities control storm-water runoff. Tune in for some technicolor: When it rains, it pours…off pavement and into sewers and so-called “grey infrastructure.” This can overwhelm the system, sending pollutants past water treatment centers… straight into creeks and streams. So to absorb and filter stormwater where it falls, …

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May 08

Is Your Toilet Running?

Then you’d better catch it! Because a leaky lav could waste hundreds of gallons of water a year. Listen up: Would you purposefully flush hundreds of gallons of unused water straight down the drain each day? Probably not—but if you have a leaky toilet, you could be wasting that much without knowing it. Karen Wirth …

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May 07

The Rain Barrel Barrels Back

The humble rain barrel is an easy-does-it way to save water and money. Listen up:  Most old technologies fade into obscurity, but the classic rain barrel is making a splashy comeback. Why? Because it’s an old-fashioned idea that still works. The barrel collects the water that usually pours down your gutters and often into storm drains. …

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May 03

Tips for Little Water Conservationists

Teaching kiddos to save water is easy as ABC, with these simple ideas. Listen up: Hear the pitter patter of little feet around your home? If so, you can teach your children how to keep their water footprints small—even as they grow in size! The key is to make water conservation fun and simple. Here …

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