Californians switching to artificial grass to battle drought

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With mandates to replace lawns with drought tolerant landscaping, California residents are looking for good alternatives to traditional grass.

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How to eliminate water hammer noise after flushing a toilet

Have you ever been startled by a loud bang in you pipes after your fill valve shuts off? This is called water-hammer.

On-call recirculation pumps combat water waste and deliver hot water quickly

With water restrictions in force in California and elsewhere, water recirculation pumps are an easy way to save water.

In its fourth year, the southwest drought has 14 California communities parched

Last October, California communities were on and off a list of “critical water systems” that, according to state officials, could run completely dry in 60 days.

Whole home water filtration delivers safe, great tasting 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.

Water use down 22 percent in California for December

Thanks to some December rain, outdoor water use, a major contributor to water consumption in California, residents used 22 percent less water in December 2014 than the previous December.

Why is my toilet "ghost flushing"?

What to do when a toilet turns on and off by itself or is ghost flushing?

Desalination plant may be reactivated to address drought impact

A two-decade old desalination plant in Santa Barbara, California may be considered as a last resort to address the ongoing drought conditions impacting the region.

Electric tankless water heaters save space, energy and meet new guidelines

With new energy efficiency requirements coming for water heaters, building professionals and homeowners are taking a new look at tankless water heater options

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Bioreactor filtration system treats waste water to highest standards

For residential and commercial building projects looking to save water, a wastewater treatment system delivers water clean enough to be discharged into waterways or used for other purposes.

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3 things contractors should know about new water heaters

Under the new regulations that took effect April 16, 2015, water-heating options for contractors of new and existing homes will vary dramatically.

RESNET developing Water Efficiency Rating for homes

The WER index will offer a rating system for water efficiency similar to the HERS Index for energy efficiency for homes.

More cities adopting smart water meters

The city of Santa Fe has a unique set of needs -- from water scarcity to a challenging geography -- which make installing cellular smart water meters attractive.

California enacts tough new water standards

As California experiences record drought, the state enacted emergency regulations to help save billions of gallons of water.

5 Smart Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Although our planet is covered with water, only a small percent of it can really be used safely for human consumption.

Save money and energy with new Energy Star tool

The Energy Star Home Advisor tool will recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects to save energy and money.

New homes in Puget Sound eligible for WaterSense incentives

New homes in the Puget Sound region of Washington State are eligible for rebates to meet the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program.

Avoid water leaks with new tools to detect and shut off broken pipes

Pipes seem to break at the worst possible time, when no one is home, usually during the winter when freezing temps strain plumbing systems.

Smart appliances with a conscience

As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.

Top five plumbing news stories of 2014

From the toilets at Sochi to former Mayor Bloomberg’s pro-plumber sentiment, it’s safe to say the year was “flush” with interesting toilet talk.

No more cold water while waiting for a tankless water heater to kick in

A tankless or on-demand water heater is a great way to save energy and have endless hot water, but homeowners used to have to understand how they worked.

Stop wasting water in the shower

Most people waste a lot of water in the shower and don't realize how much energy it takes to move and heat that water that goes down the drain.

5 tips to avoid a plumbing emergency during the holiday season

Preventing plumbing problems in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday is easy as pie, if cooks know the do’s and don’ts of their drains and garbage disposals.

Closed-loop flush toilet system ready for testing

An off-the-grid toilet system designed for developing world locations without adequate sanitation is ready for field testing, according to Kohler Co.

Data shows energy efficiency pays off for multifamily housing operator

Jamboree Housing Corporation reports that, based on an internal review of its 2013 operating expenses, the combination of energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques used in its newer developments does, in fact, reduce utility costs.

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