People Say They Conserve Water, But Do They Really?

May 16, 2018 by  
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Tara Donadio: How Audubon International greens golf

July 27, 2016 by  
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The path to greener courses includes embracing brown fairways to conserve water, and preserving out-of-bounds areas to protect wildlife.

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The world’s largest water fight to continue amid a devastating drought

April 12, 2016 by  
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Every year Thailand makes a splash with the world’s largest water fight. Half a million people flock to the country for Songkran, the New Year festival that’s celebrated with everything from water guns to hoses to elephants spewing water. This year, however, officials are asking participants to curb water use in the face of the worst drought in more than 21 years – though some critics claim the celebrations shouldn’t take place at all. Read the rest of The world’s largest water fight to continue amid a devastating drought

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How did one California resident use 11.8 million gallons of water in one year?

October 13, 2015 by  
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California’s drought is no joke. The worst in 1,200 years , officials are calling for residents to conserve water usage and even unleashed millions of plastic balls into LA reservoirs to combat the problem. Yet, there is a new offender that has just been outed: an unnamed Bel Air resident has used 11.8 million gallons of water in one year, racking up a $90,000 bill. The closest runners-up to this outrageous number are 14 residents who have used up 6 million gallons. Who is the culprit for this obscene overuse and, more mysteriously, what is he or she doing with all that water? Read the rest of How did one California resident use 11.8 million gallons of water in one year?

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Ways to Conserve Water in the Home

October 6, 2011 by  
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Water around the World

Running water is an everyday facility for developed countries, and without it the residents’ lifestyles would be completely different. It’s not uncommon for people to leave the tap running when brushing their teeth, without a second thought. However, this constant wastage of water is having negative effects on the environment and their pockets.

Reducing Water Waste

If you feel that you’re using more water than you should be and would like to reduce your bills whilst helping the environment here are a few simple tips.

Bathrooms are one of the main water sources within the modern home, aside from kitchens. Often, abundances of water get wasted in the bathroom of modern homes as we don’t realise the effects that leaving a tap running could have on the environment.

Bathrooms are prone to minor plumbing problems as they struggle under the strain of everyday life. Leaks can not only be irritating, they also waste and incredible amount of water and money. Regular maintenance checks can help to prevent the occurrence of leaks. Should you find any leaks, repair them as quickly as possible to prevent the problems worsening and water being wasted! Taps have a knack for coming loose too, making the tap harder to turn off completely; always ensure taps are tightened to the highest possible tension to prevent them from being left running.

Upgrading your bathroom suites can also help to improve your home’s water efficiency. Older models of shower heads and toilets use far more water than their newer, ecological counterparts. Specially designed water saving shower heads minimise the amount of water used when showering whilst providing the same powerfulness of the spray.

Modern toilets with a dual flush function are extremely effective water saving devices, with the ability to save up to 3 litres of water per flush, they can be a great money saving product for all households. Generally speaking, if the toilet’s over 10 years old it’s time for an upgrade. Plus, dual flush toilets have the ability to use even less water per flush for liquid waste.

Renewable energy resources can significantly reduce the amount of carbon emissions that are emitted from your home. If you’re someone who enjoys indulging in deep baths then solar energy could help to reduce the amount of electricity wasted heating up the water. Solar PV panels work for producing electricity by natural sunlight and solar water heating uses sunlight to heat water which could then be used to take a bath. Although they’re not water saving devices, solar panels can help to reduce utility bills and climate change – which is proving to have disastrous consequences for Third World countries.

Helping Underdeveloped Countries

In some developing countries clean, running water is considered a luxury. Many people are suffering from horrific, water borne diseases due to them only having polluted water to drink. Many of those

who drink it become severely ill and have little chance of survival. Conserving water in developed countries’ homes can help to prevent further damage to the environment, save money and help those who don’t have the luxury of clean running water.

Your water intake could help underdeveloped countries to gain access to clean water, reducing the risk of diseases which are present with every mouthful of dirty water they swallow. Some bottled water brands donate a certain percentage of the bottle cost to charities who help to provide clean water sources for less developed countries’ towns. If you really can’t resist the tap water though, there are charities which you can donate to without buying bottled water.

Conserving water is not only important for reducing homeowners’ utility bills, it’s also helping to save lives in underdeveloped countries. So before leaving your tap running whilst brushing your teeth turn it off and think of the difference you could be making.

Molson Coors Workers Pledge to Save 700K Gallons of Water a Month

October 4, 2010 by  
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During Molson Coors Brewing Company’s second annual Water Stewardship Month, employees in three countries participated in volunteer work and the company launched an online tool to help employees conserve water at home.  

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