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What is your Water Footprint?

What is your Water Footprint?

Why bother about your water footprint?

Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing. The water footprint of humanity has exceeded sustainable levels at several places and is unequally distributed among people. There are many spots in the world where serious water depletion or pollution takes place: rivers running dry, dropping lake and groundwater levels and endangered species because of contaminated water. The water footprint refers to the volumes of water consumption and pollution that are ‘behind’ your daily consumption.

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Fix a Leak week! March 14th -20th 2011

Fix a Leak week! March 14th -20th 2011

Its National Fix a Leak Week. March 14th -20th 2011
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4 Reasons to replace old galvanized steel water piping in your home

4 Reasons to replace old galvanized steel water piping in your home

1. The water flow is poor:

If the volume of water is restricted at the fixture, the most common cause is old pipes getting rusty and closing up. Iron oxide (rust) is formed inside the pipes when oxygen from the water combines with the iron of the metallic pipe. Iron oxide over time slowly decreases the inside diameter of the iron pipe and decreases the pipes wall thickness. Sooner or later (usually later) the pipe simply can not supply as much water as it used to. Remedy: Replace the pipes.

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More cool things from Responsible Bathroom

More cool things from Responsible Bathroom

I can’t say enough about what American Standard is doing to conserve water and brining awareness to the plumbing community .
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What will you do to save water?

ResponsibleBathroom.com,( an American Standard Company) launched earlier this week a new website that is dedicated to helping people explore the world of water conservation and gives everyone a chance to “go blue” in a fun, interactive educational environment, where points are earned for pledging different water conservation behaviors.
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Fix a Leak Week! March 15th-21st , 2010

Fix a Leak Week! March 15th-21st , 2010

We all want to do what we can to be more water efficient around the house….wash only full loads of laundry, turn off the water while brushing our teeth and when replacing fixtures we buy ones that consume less water and are labeled “GREEN”. But did you know that minor water leak account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes? Leaks can add up to 10,000 gallons of water wasted at home each year-that’s enough to fill a backyard swimming pool!
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