Category Archive: Water Conservation

Jul 22

The Lawn Ranger Says, “Don’t Overwater, Kids!”

Heigh ho, lawns need less water than most people know! Listen up for some water-saving heroics: Your lawn may look like as dry and thirsty as the Old West—but it probably needs less water than you think. Turns out, most grass grows best with about one inch of water every seven to ten days, and …

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Jul 12

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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Jul 01

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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Jun 27

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/greener-ground-cleaner-water/

Jun 25

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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