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Using the Awesome Power of the Rain

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 28, 2014

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day," goes the children's chant. Even as grownups, many of us dread having our plans disrupted or our clothes soaked by an unexpected shower....


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Get Down With Rainwater Collection

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 04, 2014

Right now, the wet stuff is pouring outside; it's raining so hard that it looks a lot like someone is sitting on a cloud and upending bathtubs over the side, watching the water cascade...


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Get the Dish on Recycling Graywater

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 25, 2013

If you've been putting serious thought into how to make your home more efficient when it comes to water use, you've probably thought about a graywater recycling system, which captures...


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Plan Ahead for Spring: 8 Efficient Watering Tips

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 12, 2013

This might seem like a weird time to be talking about irrigation, but in many parts of the country, it's still dry, and there's never a bad time to talk about getting ready for the...


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Cope With Water Shortages By Xeriscape Gardening

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 03, 2013

Xeriscaping, quite untrue to its potential to support colorful blooms throughout the seasons, has gotten an unfair association with rock gardens with cacti. While in some climates it...


In addition to irrigating plants, sprinklers allow children to cool off during the hot summer months. (Photo: Alexander Redmon/sxc.hu)

How to Water a Garden During the Heat of Summer

Posted by Erica Glasener | Aug 05, 2012

When it comes to watering the plants in your landscape and garden there is nothing like a long, gentle soaking rain, especially during the hot summer months. As there is no guarantee...


Turn off the tap for water savings. (Photo by the author, s.e. smith.)

Water Conservation is Easy With These Tips

Posted by s.e. smith | May 20, 2012

With water scarcity is a growing issue around the world, so making the most of water resources is critically important even in regions where drought conditions haven’t been declared....


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Greywater Products

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Sep 01, 2011

Residential greywater is all the wastewater from showers, bathtubs, bathroom sinks and clothes washers. It adds up to nearly 50% of the average household's water use. And while blackwater—wastewater...