Aquifers and Well Owners - a Looming Crisis
Aquifers and wells go together - wells draw water from aquifers. The quantity
and quality of aquifers is a matter of serious concern in the United States
from overuse and pollution. The situation is much worse in other parts of
the world, with literally millions dying every year from bad water. Understanding
how aquifers work is helping us to prevent more serious problems at home
and to remedy the problems abroad. Whether or not you draw your water from
a well, these issues have an impact on you. Read
Free Your Yard and the Rest Will Follow
Do you want to raise the value of your home? Is your area affected by drought? Are you concerned about the nation's water supply? What if we told you there was a way to improve your curb appeal, increase your home's worth, reduce your water usage and lower your yard's chemical dependence? A Maryland "Eco-Broker" talks about the growing trend of xeriscaping. Read article>>
Layman's Guide to the Language and Regulations of Sanitation, Part One
Nearly half of America's homes have septic systems. Knowing the words used
and something about the regulations pertaining to sanitation is helpful
in understanding what is being said when there is a problem. The language
of sanitation is also being used more often in the news as the connection
between wastewater treatment and water quality comes under increasing scrutiny.
Summer Water Use Tips That Save You Money!
Unless you live in the permanently arid Southwest, summer usually means more water use and higher water and sewer bills. Even if you draw water from a well, the increased water use also means higher electric bills and more wear on the pump. But for many, this summer, the concern isnít just about higher bills. With parts of the country suffering from prolonged dry spells and drought, many communities have implemented water use restrictions and water conservation has become a summertime necessity. The good news is that a few small changes to your daily routine and a couple of quick fixes around the house can save you both water and money -- this summer, and year 'round! Read article>>
Water - Bottled or Tap: Is Either Really Safe?
Thanks largely to savvy marketing by the major bottlers, Americans by the thousands continue to purchase bottled water not just for the convenience, but because they believe it's a safer bet than the water from their tap. Recent revelations indicate those major bottlers have been, shall we say, a little less than forthright about the source(s) of their bottled water. But now, consumers are wondering, if it's just tap water, after all, can I really just fill up from my own tap? Read article>>
Xeriscaping is Waterwise Gardening
Xeriscaping is a method of gardening and landscaping that will reduce your water use and maintenance requirements by as much as 60 percent. Xeriscaping can be done anywhere by any gardener, and in any yard, with the result being a beautiful, even lush, landscape. Read article>>