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Tips, technology, and common sense solutions for being more efficient with water.

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Climate Change Makes Addressing U.S. Septic Failures More Urgent
CONCEIVED AS A LOW-COST, low-tech means of disposing toilet waste in rural communities without sewers, septic systems have become a leading cause of the toxic algae blooms. Like a rainbow cloak, algae blooms drape across lakes, bays and coastal shorelines on Cape Cod, Long Island, and small waterbodies in other states. As the top source of contamination for disease outbreaks...
Oct 13, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Biological Graywater System Pre-Treats with Plants and Clay Balls
Research underway at Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) in Pine River, MN, is demonstrating the benefits of natural treatment of graywater. The system, installed in the home of Paul Hunt, founder of HUG and its headquarters, The Resilient Living Campus in Pine River, MN,—shows what's possible if a passive solar space is dedicated completely to ...
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 PM ET
Improvements in Faucet Technology Make Up for Water-Wasting Behavior
Faucet makers sometimes have a tough time coming up with a new sustainability story. In recent years, faucet flow has shrunk to what many believed might be as low as it could go. But the combination of some good R&D, and borrowing technology from commercial applications, has tightened the water use belt once again. "We did a lot of research, including real-time...
Jul 20, 2016 10:15 AM ET
WERS Addresses Sustainable Groundwater Practices
The Green Builder Coalition has signed a 2-year agreement with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) on the promotion of sustainable groundwater practices through the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) program....
Jun 30, 2016 7:00 AM ET
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Tips
Let's say you want to design a rain garden, but the heavy clay soil won’t allow water to infiltrate effectively. Or you want to direct roof runoff into a swale, but you’re dealing with a tiny lot. “Green infrastructure” refers to the host of techniques and strategies that slow stormwater runoff, clean and filter stormwater and enhance groundwater recharge. These...
Apr 14, 2016 7:30 AM ET