Water News | July 21-24, 2011

By Laura Ory on July 26, 2011 in BlogNo Comments

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Recent water conservation trends, rebates and news impacting the Green Industry.

Water Conservation Critical in Austin as Drought Worsens
KUT News, July 21, 2011
Central Texas’ rainfall levels are 17.5 inches below average.

College Students Design Solar Home that Recycles Water
Baltimore Sun, July 21, 2011
College students competing in the 2011 Solar Decathlon design a home that will recycle water used indoors into wetland landscape.

Denver Area Rain Spurs Huge Cuts in Water Use, Dampens Irrigation Business
Denver Post, July 22, 2011

Rain Barrel Rebates Offered to Peters Brooks Watershed Residents in New Jersey
Messenger-Gazette, July 22, 2011
The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership is now offering $50 to $200 rain barrel rebates to residents of the Peters Brook Watershed, encompassing parts of Bridgewater Township, Somerville and Raritan Borough.

Laundry-to-Landscape Irrigation Systems Gain Popularity
Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 23, 2011
Installing a laundry-to-landscape system was the next step in the greenscaping this family’s small yard.

Las Vegas Saves Water In Construction Downturn
Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 23, 2011
Construction water use is down 73 percent since 2002.

Texas Tech Offers Computer Tools to Help Farmers Battle Drought
KCBD, July 24, 2011
An irrigation scheduler, based on crop type and weather monitoring, and a crop planner to help farmer’s maximize their profit, are now available.

San Antonio Water Officials Learn from Israeli Water Innovations
San Antonio Express-News, July 24, 2011
Deal will allow San Antonio to share expertise with Israeli water utility.

Miami Family Removes Irrigation, Adds Rainwater Harvesting
Miami Herald, July 24, 2011
Home earns highest Florida Water Star rating for water conserving features.

Drought Causes Cities Across the U.S. to Push Voluntary Water Conservation
Jacksonville, Ill., Tulsa and southern Oklahoma, Carlsbad, New Mex. and Plainview, Tex. ask residents to conserve.

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