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GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency, Both Inside and Outside the Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 17, 2014 01:12 AM
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by Sarah Rich last modified May 16, 2014


There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in a seemingly endless supply. Even during droughts, and despite warnings about shortages and conservation, most of us treat this precious resource as a given.




 

 

There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in a seemingly endless supply. Even during droughts, and despite warnings about shortages and conservation, most of us treat this precious resource as a given. The average American uses 80-100 gallons of water per day, and while less than half of that will be used for cooking or drinking, chances are that all of it is treated, potable water from the municipal provider. What many people don’t realize is that it’s fairly easy to implement systems for recycling and reusing water on your own property, thereby decreasing the demands on shared supplies, and reducing your water bills. Read on for details on the three LEED-Hcriteria for water efficiency at home, plus additional info on wastewater treatment and reuse.

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