Leading the national tourism average with double-digit growth in occupancy rates, the summer of 2014 was a particularly good one for hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area. The increase in demand for visitor accommodations came in the midst of an unprecedented drought in California — the worst in decades, with three drier-than-average years so far — and approval of the first statewide rules to punish water wasters. In a unanimous vote earlier this year, the California State Water Resources Control Board approved new restrictions on outdoor water use.
California hotel saves water with efficient irrigation system
Fewer trees mean more water in drought areas
Long-term drought and declining snowpack levels are stressing Arizona’s overgrown forests, not only leading to severe fire threat but also changing the water cycle. Now, new research by the Nature Conservancy and Northern Arizona University (NAU) has found that accelerated thinning of Arizona’s overgrown ponderosa pine forest will not only help forest health, but potentially yield more water from the forest to benefit the headwater streams and aquifers in the Salt and Verde river watersheds.
When people find out I am involved with the water treatment industry, there is one topic that almost always comes up: the ongoing drought in California and other states, and what is being done about it.
IA shares 10 tips to help owners show their water smarts outdoors
The Irrigation Assn. (IA) — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inaugural WaterSense Professional Certifying Organization Partner of the Year — is reminding homeowners to use water wisely while maintaining their lawns during Smart Irrigation Month this July.
Tiny Utrik Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands, a scattered group of atolls in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Utrik and neighboring islands, rain catchment traditionally supplied all of the drinking water, while well water was used for washing. Over the past decade, however, rainfall has become unreliable, and during the dry seasons Utrik islanders were forced to drink well water with unsafe salinity levels.
RO desalination system provides reliable water supply for remote island
Nationwide, the U.S. loses 1.7 trillion gal of water each year, which the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is equivalent to 16% of treated water never reaching the tap. This is the direct result of the aging and rapidly deteriorating system of pipe and plants that comprise U.S. water infrastructure.
Water-efficient fixtures help homes find significant water savings
Alternatives to ion exchange water softeners are not new to the water quality market. In recent years, we have seen a number of new technologies as well as new twists on old technologies, and we continue to hear promises that these new products will change our paradigm.
Keeping your business updated with new softening system options
Those are lyrics I sang countless times during my tenure as a Girl Scout. This mantra is a great life lesson for a school-age kid — especially one like me, who went to four different elementary schools. But as we sang the song at the end of each troop meeting, I certainly wasn’t thinking of all the ways this simple piece of advice could apply to my life — ways that extend far past the simple message of friendship.
The Aquatron unit installed at the Bright N’ Green apartments will support the activity from 12 toilets
Rosie’s Natural Way, the North American distributor of the Aquatron, has installed the composting toilet system in the Bright N’ Green apartments. The six-unit complex is the first Living Building Challenge residence in Brooklyn, N.Y. The apartment complex installed a single Aquatron unit that will support the activity from 12 toilets.
Campaign helps hotels save water and money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agency partners and other organizations to encourage hotels to use best management practices that will save water and money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.