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Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

One of the green certifications that the builders of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis plan to achieve is the EPA's WaterSense designation, and the plumbing fixtures are part of the water-saving strategy for the home.

New technology makes grey water reuse simple

Re-using greywater is the next frontier in battling drought and rising utility costs, and new technology makes it easier to adapt new or existing homes to use less water.

Pharmaceuticals: Never for the toilet or sink drain

The “out of sight, out of mind” mentality is widespread in our country when it comes to getting rid of pharmaceuticals. And it’s not just homes.

3 tips for cutting water use and ensuring a safe water supply

Water shortages are becoming a reality throughout the world, and that includes the United States. As reported in the National Journal, the demand for fresh water in the United States will exceed the supply by 2030, according to a 2012 State Department report.

App helps California consumers track water use to fight drought

In the midst of California's worst drought in decades, a new mobile and web app gives consumers access to their daily water consumption data.

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

An effective organic weed killer is in your vinegar bottle

One of the most common, and versatile, household products is vinegar. It compliments many culinary delights, cleans most everything effectively and can also kill weeds in your garden. The acetic nature of vinegar when applied to leaves overwhelms the plant and it dies.

Benefits of a shower filter

he most common source of vaporized water in the home is the shower. In the last decade, asthma rates have increased over 100% in adults, over 300% for children. Many experts believe this is due to the decline of indoor air quality.

New Honda smart home blends net zero living and solar powered EV (video)

Green home building strategies demonstrate the future of smart living

Claryum - Aquasana's patented filtration system

It is important for homeowners to understand that water filters are not all the same, and that no one filter removes all of the home’s drinking water contaminants. Some filters are made to remove chlorine, while others may be designed to remove heavy metals.

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Do you know how healthy your home is?

While 60 percent of homeowners rate their homes as “healthy,” more than one in four are uncertain of major health hazards both indoors and outside of their homes.

10 technologies to transform the world in 2015

While a world of clean and affordable energy, abundant freshwater, 3D printed houses or worldwide high-speed Internet access won't miraculously appear by the end of 2015, it is the beginning of a better future.

New water filter removed fluoride and replaces healthy minerals

For homeowners worried about the health effects of fluoride in their water, a new filter can remove the substance while retaining healthy minerals.

New kitchen faucet designed for filtered water

According to Moen consumer research, 38 percent of individuals looking to remodel their kitchen in the next 12 months have an interest in purchasing a filtered water dispenser.

Powered filter system delivers clean water fast

Traditional pitchers use gravity to slowly trickle water over filter granules, which may take several minutes to fill a pitcher. In the meantime it's tempting to indulge in water that may not be the best for your health.

Wash harsh detergents out of your laundry routine

A new industrial-strength laundry device cleans better than detergent and eliminates potentially irritating chemicals. Michael Munsterman, president of Wash It, was looking for a better way to do laundry and found that commercial ozone machines were able to remove infectious...

Water treatment devices certified under new standards for emerging contaminants

For the first time, water treatment devices have been certified for effectiveness in reducing trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.

Do you know the secret behind the best results in your kitchen?

Whether you're making miso and soba soup, cornbread stuffing, or pizza dough with your favorite toppings, the key ingredient to these tasty recipes is water quality.

Crowsourced refrigerator features self-filling filtered water pitcher

Until now, customization and speed to market presented challenges for mass appliance manufacturers like GE Appliances, the parent company of FirstBuild

All-natural wastewater filtration system uses recyclable medium

For onsite wastewater treatment options, the Ecoflo Coco Filter offers an all-natural medium option that can be recycled after its useful life.

Got lead? Find a water filter to make your water safer

In the United States, where it is assumed our municipal drinking water is safe, 14% to 20% of all lead exposure is attributed to drinking water.

Are you using the right filter for your drinking water?

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas. More than 60,000 chemicals are used in the U.S., but only 90 water contaminants are regulated...

UV system eliminates need to boil drinking water

The risk of water contamination has risen as an increase in local boil alerts has swept the nation from water system problems such as line breaks and contamination. If your local water supplier frequently issues boil water advisories, an ultraviolet...

Water treatment systems may miss emerging contaminants

While emerging contaminants have been in drinking water for a long time, only recently has technology advanced enough to detect these potentially harmful substances. In a blog on Scientific American, Rob Herman, director of NSF International’s Headquarter Laboratories, wrote about...

New insulated hot water pipe code will save water and energy

Each year, people waste water and energy waiting for hot water in the kitchen and bathroom. But that may change with updated building codes requiring hot water pipes to be insulated. Plumbing inspectors, manufacturers, engineers, contractors, labor representatives and other...

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Water Quality: Testing, Filtration & Management