Water Conservation

Is It Time To Replace Your Toilet?

November 22nd, 2014|

There is one appliance in your home that receives its fair share of daily use. Yet chances its not one of the things that makes your list when you talk about remodeling or upgrading.

Its your toilet.

The life expectancy of a toilet can vary greatly, but like everything in our homes, there comes a point in […]

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How To Give Your Shower More Power Without Wasting Water

October 25th, 2014|

It’s a cold morning. The air in your bedroom has yet to be warmed. The floor is icy to the touch. Yet all you have to do is make it to the shower, and you can stand there soaking in the warmth.

Nothing feels better than a warm stream of water working its magic to warm […]

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How Much Water Do You Think You Use?

July 30th, 2014|

How much water do you think you use every day? Chances are your numbers are low. When people become aware of how much they use, its easier to find ways to reduce the amount of water, and conserve for a better future.

How many gallons of water does it take to flush a toilet?

According to Denver […]

Spring Fever – Plumbing Tips For Saving Water

April 12th, 2014|

April is Safe Digging Month, and as the weather gets nicer, it’s the perfect time to get out and start making improvements to your yard. Before you dig, know where your plumbing, electric, and other underground cable are before you dig to put in new landscaping. – Get Info

April is also the start of the […]

Colorado Graywater Laws

March 29th, 2014|

In April 2013, Gov. Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that allows Coloradoans to use graywater.

Graywater refers to the portion of wastewater that is collected from fixtures within residential, commercial or industrial buildings before being treated or combined with other wastewater. It can include water discharge from bathroom sinks, bathtubs, showers, laundry machines, and other […]

How Much Water Can Waterless Urinals Really Save You?

November 18th, 2013|

If you haven’t heard of waterless urinals, they are becoming quite popular, especially with businesses. Waterless urinals are a great alternative to regular urinals because they are cheaper and greener. And nowadays, more businesses and buildings than ever before are looking to save money and be more environmentally friendly.

So how much water can waterless urinals […]

Colorado Floods: Do We Still Need To Conserve Water?

October 1st, 2013|

With the amount of water we’ve received right here in Colorado this past month, its easy to assume we have more than enough water to go around. Yet in many ways too much water does just as much damage as not enough.

Only 1 percent of the worlds water supply is available for human consumption.

That part […]

Your Home and Water – Where Can You Save?

August 30th, 2013|

When it comes to your home and water, water is one of the biggest things we use every day. You may not think about it, but water is involved in just about every task. Wash clothes – you’ll use water. Make dinner – you’ll use water. Grab some ice for your favorite drink – you’ll use water.

Even though water is an important part of operating our home, most of the water we use is for our house – not for our bodies. In fact, only about 1 percent of all of the water coming into our homes ever ends up going into our bodies.

Yep, 99 percent of the water is not used for drinking. Instead its used for every day tasks, which is why in the industry, people call this type of water the “working water”.

While it is important to consider the condition of the water going into your body, its equally important to understand how to best conserve the working water you use in your home every day. If your working water isn’t top quality, it can impact your life in many different ways. It can impact your expensive appliances. It can impact what it touches, like your plants, your pets, or even your skin in the shower. […]

Celebrating National Water Quality Month

August 8th, 2013|

If you have ever been appreciative of your water, there is no better time than August to show your appreciation. August is National Water Quality Month! It is a month to remember that the quality of water is essential to the survival of the human race. Without good, clean water, none of us could even […]

Water Main Leak Check

July 19th, 2013|

Have you ever had this happen to you?
You sit in your home late at night. Nobody is awake. No sound can be heard. Except for that constant sound of water dripping. You search all over looking for the source to no avail. You have no idea where the noise is coming from.

Or maybe you get […]

Flushing Your Prescriptions Away – What It’s Doing To Water Quality

July 17th, 2013|

You head to the doctors office and she gives you a prescription. You take it for a while. Then the leftover pills get pushed to the back of your medicine cabinet where they stay month after month.

After several prescriptions, your medicine cabinet begins to look like the local drug store. What should you do?

If you […]

The Difference Between Hard Water And Soft Water

July 3rd, 2013|

Recently I have been considering a more eco-friendly approach to products we use around the house.  As I research different homemade cleaners and detergents, one issue continues to come up: hard versus soft water.  Evidently, the type of water affects many areas of our daily lives.  So, what is the difference between soft and hard […]