11 Jul '11, 4pm

Update On Conservation: Even your water can be reused - By Alex Keller, EWG Summer Water Analyst When I was growing

« Cosmetics Industry To Disavow Hair Straighteners | Main On Conservation: Even your water can be reused July 11, 2011 By Alex Keller, EWG Summer Water Analyst When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, my mother used to admonish me to conserve water during droughts. "Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth," she'd say, "and take a shorter shower." Most people have heard this advice. But is it the most effective way to reduce water use? This might come as a surprise, but fully half of home water use occurs outdoors. Watering a garden, lawn or those new trees commonly requires more water than washing the day's dishes, doing a load of laundry or taking an entire family's worth of showers. Deconstructing home water use Research by Colorado-based water engineering firm Aquacraft has found that 46 to 59 percent of residential water consumption goes on outdoors. In summer, a ...

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