Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
The use of graywater--recycled household water from showers, sinks, and clotheswashers--increased in California during the mid 1970s and again in the late 1980s and early 1990s. [continue reading]
In just four months last year, Pacific Power, with the help of Energy Technology Laboratories (ETL)--not to be confused with ETL Testing Laboratories--placed energy-efficient showerheads in more than 100,000 Oregon homes. [continue reading]
Xeriscaping is a resource-efficient approach to landscaping that emphasizes good planning, region-appropriate plants and efficient water management. [continue reading]
It is a documented fact that low-flow showerheads generally save less energy than a simple change in flow calculation would indicate. [continue reading]
How much energy do low-flow showerheads actually save? To answer this question, Proctor Engineering Group (PEG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) metered 243 showerheads as part of a larger evaluation of PG&E's low-flow showerhead rebate program. [continue reading]
The City of New York is dramatically changing the way it looks at water. [continue reading]
With water supply a major resource problem in areas scattered across the United States, private water service companies--following in the footsteps of energy service companies (ESCos)--are springing up to retrofit buildings for water savings. [continue reading]
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