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  • Saving Water in Schools

    A growing number of schools and institutions in the UK are successfully managing to save millions of litres of fresh water a year. These environmentally aware establishments have placed eco-cube into their washrooms and as a result are saving precious fresh water and also saving considerable sums of money in the process.eco-cube is a proven system that uses microbial technology converting ...


  • Water savings for tire factory

    The BFGoodrich tire manufacturing plant in Woodburn, USA, has significantly reduced water and chemical usage while simultaneously increasing efficiency with help from GE's water chemical technology. The water supply at BFGoodrich's Woodburn facility comes from a well that produces very hard water, resulting in the need to chemically treat the water that is used for boiler feedwater in the steam ...


  • Toilet valve saves water

    When Masco Canada was looking to expand one of its tried and true products with an environmental feature, engineers from The University of Western Ontario were asked to re-configure a mechanical valve known as the Teck II that has been used in toilets for more than 80 years. Tony Straatman and Kamran Siddiqui, two Western Engineering professors who specialise in mechanical engineering, ...


  • Saving water with water recycling partnership

    Artesian Resources Corporation, USA, has created the Artesian Water Recycling Partnership (AWRP) to encourage and support the use of reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation and other needs. Using reclaimed water to irrigate farm fields can save the Delmarva region millions of gallons of groundwater each day. The AWRP"s first project in Middletown, which was planned and engineered by ...


  • Saving Water in McDonalds Washrooms in India

    McDonald’s India is paying careful attention to its water use given its status in a country with severe water challenges. According to The Water Project, India’s population, which is three times that of the United States, is the second largest in the world.  Due to water contamination, the country experiences significantly high diseases caused by an unsafe water supply and only ...

  • Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money

    The arrival of spring brings an increase in outdoor activity -- including yard chores, deck and outdoor furniture clean up, and swimming pool prep -- that can drive water usage and utility bills up. While this increased seasonal cost is just another reality of home ownership, costs driven by water leaks should not be. American Leak Detection says that from both an environmental and an economic ...


    By American Leak Detection

  • Water savings from willow removal

    A CSIRO study into the water use of willows found more than five and a half megalitres of water could potentially be saved annually per hectare of willow canopy area removed, where trees were in-stream with permanent access to water. “One megalitre is one million litres – the volume of water used by three average households in a year. So the evaporative loss of one hectare of willows ...

  • Saving water and energy in wash extractors

    Ecolab has received an environmental stewardship award from the Austrian state of Oberösterreich in recognition of the company's efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of a local hospital laundry. The Austrian Textile Care team is being recognised after implementing the innovative PERformance SMART low-temperature washing process at a Braunau hospital laundry earlier this year. ...


  • Large water saving potential in Europe

    Ahead of the Informal Environment Council in Lisbon, which will focus on water scarcity and droughts, a report published by the Commission states that water use in the European Union could be reduced by about 40%. This figure is nearly twice as much as previously estimated. In July 2007, the Commission raised a number of issues to be taken into account to ensure the availability of water for all ...


  • Houses that Save Water (and Money) in Camden

    Twelve new single family homes slated to be built in Camden’s Cramer Hill neighborhood will be designed with water conservation in mind, and will be labeled through the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program. The Nueva Vida III homes will be the first urban community of such dwellings in the United States. The development, part of the Cramer ...


    By American Water

  • Water Storage Tanks – A Great Way to Save Water

    Water storage tanks are cost effective storage containers used for numerous residential and industrial purposes such as drinking water, rainwater harvesting, low cost housing developments, mining industries, farming and governmental projects, fire protection, hospitals, harbors, and rural areas, to name a few. These tanks require little or no maintenance due to ...


    By Rainbow Tanks

  • Water treatment company helping to save water

    As drought conditions worsen across the United States, VRTX™ Technologies is giving businesses a way to go green by conserving water in cooling towers and evaporative condensers without chemicals being used to treat the water in the system. VRTX currently saves approximately 800 million gallons of reusable water each year. In evaporative cooling, water is used to reject heat in HVAC systems or ...


  • Saving water this holiday season in your business and home

    “There are lots of things that we can do as water consumers, whether at home or in our business, to help save water,” says Evan Schiff, event director for African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa. South Africa is currently experiencing drought conditions and cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg have implemented water restrictions. “Easy changes that one can make ...

  • Water efficiency key to saving energy, expert says

    In regions where pumping and distributing water requires significant electricity use, policies that lead to reduced water consumption could address climate change more efficiently than requiring businesses and households to use less energy, according to water expert Peter Gleick. 'Some of the cheapest greenhouse gas emission reductions available seem to be not energy-efficiency programs, but ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Urban form a key to Melbourne water savings

    The report aims to inform and promote discussion about the links between urban water and energy policy to identify the best overall options to secure Melbourne’s future water and energy needs. “The relationship between water and energy policy and management is a complex one and is often ignored,” says CSIRO project leader Mr Steven Kenway from the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. “Our ...

  • Major water saving initiative launched in Australia

    The campaign, ‘Help Us Help The Earth’, has been shaped by WSP, and its media launch has been fronted by Australian Olympic swimming legend, Michael Klim, who has positioned that 105,000 Olympic sized swimming pools could be filled with the water saved annually if all Australians reduced household water use by 10%. The initiative is driven by Landcare, the high profile partnership organisation ...


  • Greenroofs can save cities millions of gallons of water

    Having a garden on your roof isn't just nice for a garden party; it can make your city more environmentally friendly. Many American cities are beginning to incorporate greenroofs into their planning ordinances because they recognize that, planting a rooftop garden can offset heat, increase city biodiversity and decrease stormwater runoff. This runoff can be problematic in cities where rainwater ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Employees save water all around the world

    A 50 per cent water reduction. You can actually achieve as much as that, by installing a simple device in your tap. The so-called water saving aerator is the pivotal point in Grundfos’ hunt for reducing the water consumption, and when all companies in the Grundfos Group have installed the small water saver, it will result in a reduction of four per cent of Grundfos’ total water ...


    By Grundfos

  • eWater: Modelling Human Behaviour Key to Water Savings

    A new tool for Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) from Australian company eWater CRC has achieved a major breakthrough by allowing users to simulate the way human behaviour impacts household water use.eWater launched Urban Developer at Singapore International Water Week.Traditional models of the urban water system require the user to specify demand as an input to the modelling system. ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Going Green Will Save Lancaster in Controlling Storm Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report today that found green infrastructure can be a cost effective solution to controlling stormwater while providing numerous economic benefits. Using the City of Lancaster as a case study, EPA sought to quantify the economic benefits associated with utilizing green infrastructure for controlling wet weather pollution. “Cities ...

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