You don’t want to waste water, do you? Here are ways to save water, running water in particular. Plus a calculator for your water footprint.
Dishwasher vs hand washing: which is the most eco-friendly?
Comparing dishwasher vs hand washing. How do you do each of them? Which uses the least water? What can’t go in the dishwasher? And what about germy sponges?
The health benefits of drinking water
The human body is about 60% water; the brain is about 70% water, and blood about 90% water. You may have seen frequent assertions that we need to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. That’s half a gallon. As it turns out, no particular scientific experiments stand behind that recommendation.
Do you need a home drinking water filter system?
Do you know what’s in your drinking water? Don’t buy into the myth that bottled water is safer than tap water. It comes with a lot of hidden costs, too. The US enjoys some of the cleanest and clearest water in the world. Yet, there are times when you might want to consider a home drinking water filter system.
Easy ways to help the environment that have a huge impact
It’s easy to think that we have to make big sacrifices or investments to have a good environmental impact. Things like installing solar panels or embracing a vegan lifestyle. In fact, we can help the environment by develop little eco-friendly habits.
16 things never to flush down the toilet
The toilet is a marvelous contraption. Press a lever and everything in it disappears. It refills itself with clean water. But flush only urine, feces, vomit, and toilet paper. If you don’t know what not to flush down the toilet, you’re asking for a clogged toilet.
Saving water with low-flow fixtures and other simple upgrades
Why water conservation is important
Earth’s surface is about 70% water. Some people may wonder why water conservation is important. But in fact, 97% of it is in oceans. That leaves only 3% of all water as fresh water. Most of that is found in glaciers or underground aquifers.
Reusing greywater: benefits and problems
Greywater is used water coming from almost anywhere in your house except the toilet. Water mixed with human excrement is called blackwater. Therefore, if you wash diapers, you discharge blackwater from your washing machine for that load.
Water conservation at home
It may not seem like water is a waste problem. After all, most of the earth’s surface is water. We turn on a faucet and water comes out. Every time. If we stop to think about it, though, what goes down the drain goes through the wastewater treatment plant. Eventually, it goes back into a river or lake.