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

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The Flint Water Saga Continues
The Flint water crisis has uncovered the most ignoble aspects of human decision making and a complete indifference to an already marginalized community. It also exposed the blatant neglect of existing environmental regulations—namely, the Federal Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Water Quality Act. If the Flint River had been managed according...
Feb 9, 2016 8:00 AM ET
How to Market Yourself as a "Green" Plumbing Company
Green plumbing” is more than a marketing concept—it’s a commitment to practices that are good for the environment.  The term can have many different meanings, depending on the level of that company’s commitment. Here are just a few of the ways plumbing companies are...
Feb 4, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Smart Home Achieves 40% Reduction in Water Use
Designed for real-world monitoring of occupant behavior, the Honda Smart Home in Davis, Calif., just published its first 6 months of results--and they look even better than expected.The 1,945-sq. ft. home is getting even more attention now, as California continues to contend with severe drought. According to project leader Michael Koenig: "...
Dec 10, 2015 7:30 AM ET
GreenHome Institute Endorses WERS Program, Incorporates Into GreenStar
Water is essential to life, so it’s no surprise that water scarcity garners headlines, especially in the western third of the United States. Yet supply isn’t the only reason to use water in a more efficient manner. Communities that are looking to grow are also interested in lessening the burden on their infrastructure; even more so if it’s starting to show signs of wear. What can...
Dec 8, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Saving Water: My New Obsession
Lately, I find myself thinking about my water use all the time. Now I find myself thinking about the water problem every time I pour a glass water at 2 a.m., or while I’m taking a longer than normal hot shower or as I watch my sprinklers in action during a down-pour.  I have begun to address each of my short comings regarding water usage in my own home and life. We all,...
Nov 5, 2015 9:00 AM ET