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Sustainable Water Options

by schmidt on August 31, 2010 · 0 comments

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The amount of water we use on a daily basis is monstrous.  However, there are many opportunities for your household to conserve water. Here are four ways to save some water (and a lot of money!):

Collect rainwater

For a low cost, you can purchase a specially designed barrel or a building block to hold rain water.  You can reuse this rainwater to water your garden.  Using this system can translate into saving you hundreds, if not, thousands of gallons a year.  Rain Harvesting Systems sells rain barrels that are convenient and affordable.  For a different look, check out some building blocks that can be put along your fence or under your house.

Drink clean water

If you have a water cooler/dispenser in your house or business and refill it every week with another 5 gallon jug of water, you should check out the DewPointe filter.  You will no longer need to buy the jugs of water because this filter accumulates the moisture in the air and converts it to drinking water – a true renewable resource.  To give you an idea, a gallon produced by DewPointe costs 60 cents.  This translates to $3 for 5 gallons of water, in comparison to a water distribution company such as Alhambra, which costs around $9 for a 5 gallon jug.  Sure, the DewPointe is an investment, but translates into an overall profit.

Buy a new toilet

The average toilet uses up to 5 gallons on each flush.  In a family of four, this roughly translates to almost 40,000 gallons of water a year.  These days, toilets are much more efficient.  You can buy a dual flush toilet and save tens of thousands of gallons of water every year. Look around the Caroma website to see what options would be good for your household.

Install Rain Panels

Made from 100% recycled paper, rain panels make a stylish, affordable, and sustainable product.  Whether you are remodeling your house or wanting to improve your draining system, rain panels is a great option.  The product, RainStone, can be arranged in various ways for looks, a draining system extension, or a combination of both.

These are just a few ways you can save thousands of gallons a year.  Remember that when saving a gallon or two is applied to a large scale, it can mean the difference of hundred of millions of dollars.



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Sustainable Water

There are many ways that you can save water in your home

  • Front loading washing machine
  • Dual flush toilets
  • 2.5 gallon per minute fixtures
  • Low water landscaping
  • Energy Star rated dishwasher

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