Recent Wastewater Systems Articles

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How to Flush Your Toilet and Waste Less Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 16, 2015

Americans are a contradictory bunch. We care a great deal about recycling and saving energy. (Yay!) Yet at the same time, many of us remain blissfully unaware of another essential resource...

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Sump Pump: Install, Maintain and Troubleshoot

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 18, 2015

It’s good to know that your sump pump is there when you need it, even if that may be only once every ten years. In case of flood, a sump pump will get the unwanted water out of...

4 Ways to Reduce and Recycle in the Bathroom

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 22, 2015

Recycling has come a long way since the very first Earth Day in April 1970. Collecting used paper, cans, and containers to be reprocessed into usable goods has become a healthy habit...

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Hand Launder the Efficient, Eco-Friendly Way

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 23, 2014

Hand washing is the laundry method of choice for most delicate clothing fabrics. (Check labels and manufacturer's directions first for care recommendations, of course). It's also ideal...

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The Crisis in Clean Drinking Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 14, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard...

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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...

Cats should always be hand-washed lukewarm and allowed to lie flat to dry. Photo: E Photos/Flickr

10 Tips to Go Green in the Laundry Room

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | 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 | G+ | 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...