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Flush Fact vs. Flush Fiction
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Flush Fact vs. Flush Fiction
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program is making it easy for consumers to identify high-efficiency toilets in the marketplace. Toilets that are certified by independent, third-party testing to meet EPA's rigorous criteria for both efficiency and performance can earn the WaterSense label.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Green Scaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard
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Green Scaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard
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Learn ways to care for your lawn and garden that will save you time and money and protect the environment. Discusses composting and mulching, site-appropriate plant selection, smart watering, holistic pest management and natural lawn care. (Previous item number: 308W)
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Home Water Efficiency
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Guide to Home Water Efficiency
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A water-efficient home helps you minimize your water use, harness water for reuse, and conserve energy.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Indoor Water Use in the United States
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Indoor Water Use in the United States
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Americans use large quantities of water inside their homes. A family of four can use 400 gallons of water every day, and, on average, approximately 70 percent of that water is used indoors.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Saving Water Saves Energy - Make the Drops to Watts Connection
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Saving Water Saves Energy - Make the Drops to Watts Connection
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It's time for a new way of thinking about using water and energy more efficiently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program can help you save both.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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The Smart Way to Water-Efficient Landscape
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The Smart Way to Water-Efficient Landscape
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The WaterSense label makes it easy to find products and services that save water while ensuring performance.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Using Water Efficiently - For Residences
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Using Water Efficiently - For Residences
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Efficient water use can have major environmental, public health, and economic benefits by helping to improve water quality, maintain aquatic ecosystems, and protect drinking water resources.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Water Efficient Landscaping
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Water Efficient Landscaping
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This booklet describes the benefits of water efficient landscaping. It includes several examples of successful projects and programs, as well as contacts, references, and a short bibliography.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Water Sense Program Questions & Answers
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Water Sense Program Questions & Answers
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You can reduce your water use by as much as 30 gallons per day by taking a few simple steps. EPA created WaterSense to provide consumers with a simple way to identify water-efficient products and services.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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WaterSense Labeled Bathroom Sink Faucets & Accessories
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WaterSense Labeled Bathroom Sink Faucets & Accessories
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WaterSense labeled faucets and faucet accessories (such as aerators) are high-performing, water-efficient fixtures that will help you reduce water use in your home and save money on water bills. By retrofitting your entire bathroom with WaterSense labeled fixtures, you can save even more.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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WaterSense Labeled New Homes
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WaterSense Labeled New Homes
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Building a new home is a big investment for you and your family's future. But when you build a water-efficient home, you're investing in the future for your community and the planet as well. The WaterSense program is making it easy for buyers to identify new homes that save both water and energy.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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WaterSense Labeled Showerheads
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WaterSense Labeled Showerheads
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WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is helping consumers identify high-performance, water-efficient showerheads that reduce water and energy in the home and help preserve the nation's water resources.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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WaterSense Labeled Toilets
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WaterSense Labeled Toilets
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WaterSense, a program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is helping consumers identify high-performance, water-efficient toilets that can reduce water use in the home and help preserve the nation's water resources.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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WaterSense: Outdoor Water Use in the United States
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WaterSense: Outdoor Water Use in the United States
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Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost one-third of all residential water use, totaling more than 7 billion gallons per day.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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WaterSense: Simple Steps to Save Water
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WaterSense: Simple Steps to Save Water
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The average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill but could save about $170 per year by retrofitting with water-efficient fixtures and incorporating water-saving practices.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Watering Can Be Efficient!
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Watering Can Be Efficient!
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Fine-tune your irrigation system to save water and money.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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