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Phoenix water use down 20% over 15 years; education, easy reforms credited

Posted By goopsgoops in Planning and Management

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 -

Take an online water usage quiz, enter to win a rain barrel

Posted By goopsgoops in Miscellaneous

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, 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 -

Campaign to cut use of water heating up in San Diego

Posted By goopsgoops in Planning and Management

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. -

How Much Water Is Lost in the Great Lakes Basin?

Posted By Waterlover in Miscellaneous

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? -

Why It Takes 2,000 Gallons of Fresh Water to Produce One Gallon of Milk

Posted By Ryan13 in Miscellaneous

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 -

B.C. environment minister announces plan for more effective water use

Posted By goopsgoops in Planning and Management

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 -

Bad News for Beer Drinkers!

Posted By macy in Miscellaneous

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 -

San Diego County: Conservation may not lower bills

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

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 – by about a third in the next three years – t -

Tapping In: Bottled Water is So Last Year

Posted By Waterlover in Miscellaneous

With a day's worth of bottled water — the recommended 64 ounces — 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 — wean people off the disposable plastic bottles of water that were sold as stylish, porta -