WaterSense Spring 2018 Issue & Updates

New Website: Check Your Links!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated its website with a new look and easy-to-use navigation. The WaterSense home page address is the same, and it still has all the great content and tools you need to save water indoors and out.
To make navigating the site easier, WaterSense has streamlined some of the pages and changed their URLs. If you have linked to or bookmarked specific pages within the WaterSense website, your links may be broken, and you will need to update them using the site’s new URLs. Check out the redesigned website, a great resource to help save water!
How many gallons of water can a hose leak as small as the tip of a pen waste each month?
a. 63 gallons
b. 630 gallons
c. 6,300 gallons
See this issue of the WaterSense Current for the correct answer!

How Does Your Garden Grow…With Less Water?
Turn your green thumb a little more blue this spring with a yard that’s both beautiful and water-smart. The average American family uses 30 percent of its water outdoors, but in some areas, landscape watering accounts for 60 percent of a family’s watering. By revisiting your landscape with water efficiency in mind, you can have curb appeal with less watering.

Inspect, Connect, Direct, and Select Your Way to Savings
Residential outdoor water use across the United States accounts for nearly 9 billion gallons of water each day, and as much as 50 percent of the water we use outdoors is wasted from inefficient watering methods and systems. This spring, a little home irrigation system maintenance can go a long way, so spruce your sprinklers!

Charlottesville Residents Love Their Landscapes
Showing just how easy it is to spruce up your sprinklers as part of spring yard maintenance, WaterSense 2016 Promotional Partner of the Year the City of Charlottesville (Virginia) collaborated with another WaterSense partner, the Albemarle County Service Authority, to launch the Love Your Landscape contest.

Cobb County Maximizes Its Water Savings
From fixing leaks and challenging hotels to promoting professionals and making showers better, Cobb County (Georgia) Water System actively participated in all of the WaterSense campaigns, which helped earn its 2016 Promotional Partner of the Year Award.

Save Blue by Dining Green
Did you know approximately 15 percent of the total water use in commercial and institutional facilities in the United States is from hospitality and food service establishments? If your favorite local restaurant is implementing water-efficient practices, it could decrease its operating costs by 11 percent!

WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people simple ways to use less water.
The WaterSense Current is a quarterly update dedicated to news and events related to WaterSense. For more information, please visit the WaterSense website.