Water usage in Phoenix has dropped 20 percent in the past 15 years, the result of ongoing educational efforts and increased efficiency, city officials say.
According to information from the city's Water Services Department, average per capita daily usage has plunged from about 250 gallons per person per day to about 200 gallons.
Total water usage has held steady, even as the population has http://www.azcentral.com
The City of Ann Arbor's Customer Advisory Committee is sponsoring an online quiz and drawing that will yield prizes like a free rain barrel and a free rain garden design consultation.
The six-question quiz, available at http://www.a2fdd.com
, queries users about facts related to water usage and treatment, and about ways to protect the local watershed.
After the answers are given, users can e http://www.mlive.com
County residents appear to be partly heeding warnings about conservation amid the region's shrinking water supply, but the true test will start now as temperatures soar to summer levels.
During the first four months of this year, people's water use dropped by about 16 percent compared with the same period in 2007, according to the latest data released by the San Diego County Water Authority.
Do you ever wonder how much of the water that we remove from the Great Lakes for use in everyday products such as food, ethanol, household chemicals or paper products, is not returned? Or what type of use is most likely to cause these losses? http://www.infozine.com
But one of the most important reasons to consider avoiding the consumption of milk is the waste of water resources that go into its production. It can take up to 2,000 gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk. The cow needs water to perform basic biological functions from day to day, and only a fraction of the water the cow consumes is actually converted into milk. The fact that it takes so http://www.naturalnews.com
Beside Musqueam Creek in South Vancouver, B.C. Environment Minister Barry Penner announced a new plan to help people in the province use less water on Tuesday. "B.C. residents use about 490 litres of water every day, which is more than the Canadian average and much, much higher than the American average. We often think of the Americans as not necessarily leading in terms of environmental practice http://www.mytelus.com
Bad news, beer drinkers of Portland. A recent study in Beverage Digest says that bottled water drinkers have beaten out beer drinkers for the number two spot on the 2007 U.S. Liquid Consumption list. Bottled water is now second to carbonated soft drinks which have held the number one spot for many years.
Surprisingly, bottled water consumption has gone up quite a bit since 2006 -- bottled wate http://www.portlandonline.com
Amid a newly announced statewide drought, residents are under urgent pressure to save water or risk mandates that would ban them from watering their lawns and washing their cars at will. But as customers reduce their consumption, water districts generate less revenue from water sales. Many of the agencies in San Diego County are likely to raise rates â€“ by about a third in the next three years â€“ t http://www.signonsandiego.com
With a day's worth of bottled water â€” the recommended 64 ounces â€” costing hundreds to thousands of dollars a year depending on the brand, more people are opting to slurp water that comes straight from the sink.
The lousy economy may be accomplishing what environmentalists have been trying to do for years â€” wean people off the disposable plastic bottles of water that were sold as stylish, porta http://abcnews.go.com