Recent Wastewater Systems Articles

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Your Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Laundry Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 15, 2014

When you head to your laundry room, you may think you’re just doing the wash. In reality, though, the home laundry room is much more ... a place where you can make a positive...

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10 Tips to Go Green in the Laundry Room

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 20, 2014

The EPA estimates that if Americans went green in the laundry room, they'd save three trillion gallons of water annually, along with over $18 billion per year. The laundry room is a...

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Water-Saving Tips for Drought Times

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 06, 2014

I grew up in a house that relied solely on a 1,000 gallon tank of rainwater for our water supply. Once we ran out, that was it, and running out was a serious concern some summers, especially...

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Tips to Green & Save Money in 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 25, 2013

You've already been told that you should buy energy-efficient appliances, swap out your old windows for new double panes, install some solar panels, and do a whole pile of other expensive...

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Save on Taxes With Energy Rebates

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 05, 2013

As the year draws to a close, you might be preparing for holiday parties, but you may also be casting an eye forward to the dreaded 15 April deadline that, like death, comes for all...

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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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Car Washing the Eco-Friendly Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 28, 2013

This time of year, my car gets absolutely filthy. I live on the end of a long dirt road and after months without rain, even driving at five miles an hour kicks up a huge plume of dust...

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Tree Roots vs. Your Sewer Line

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 29, 2013

The lovely and mysterious thing about tree roots growing into sewer lines is that it happens below ground, which means that you can't see it without a backhoe. It's a shame, isn't it?...