11 Mar '12, 7am

Check, Twist and Replace to Save 10,000 Gallons of Water: It's Fix a Leak Week!

In dry parts of the country, like the Southwest, water conservation is a fact of life. In water-rich regions of the country, though, water conservation is also important. In Rockland County, N.Y., for instance, an international company has proposed building a costly desalination plant to treat Hudson River water for drinking, in part because a ballooning suburban New York population hasn't effectively managed the abundant water that falls in the Northeastern U.S.; citizen groups opposing the United Water New York proposal say it's not too late to use green infrastructure, water conservation and other strategies to prevent a costly mistake. And in older cities on the Hudson River and elsewhere, because stormwater drains and sewers were built together, heavy rains frequently causes overflows of sewage into waters used by kayakers, swimmers and fishermen; water conservation w...

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