Flint, MI is just the most vivid example of the dangers of aging water infrastructure. In fact, most American cities have a lead pipe problem that must be addressed soon.
Last night’s storm flooded the Chicago water treatment system. Result: sewage overflow into Lake Michigan. Here’s how we can stop it!
California can cut its water shortage by nixing lawns. Meanwhile the Midwest should come out of the short grass and take over as go-to Ag producer.
Continuing news on Californian drought is scary, even on a rainy day. What can we learn from the west coast water crisis?
Improve energy efficiency and avoid the nightmare of frozen pipes; a winter cold snap like today’s is a great time to check the insulation of your water pipes.
Equality and access centered on restroom signage: a West Hollywood ordinance now requires all businesses to relabel restrooms as gender neutral within 60 days.
Monday’s Chicagoist headline, “It’s Okay to Drink the Water, Chicago,” is accurate but perhaps a little dismissive of the larger issues about drinking water which should be raised in all our minds by the recent drinking water scares topping news across the country. This weekend’s public drinking water ban in Todedo, Ohio follows the ongoing…
If you’d like go one step farther in your quest for water conservation … what about composting toilets? Before you gasp, shudder and click away, give us a minute to explain why.
What ARE low flow fixtures? Read all about them and meet your new friend the WaterSense certified aerator, which you can install in your own faucet in five minutes.
Today’s post has 5 great reasons why we should all be a little more conservative (so to speak) with our domestic water use. How you can be saving water?
There’s an old joke most famously spoken by Tommy Lee Jones’s Marshall in the Fugitive: “If they can dye the river green today, why can’t they dye it blue the other 364 days of the year?” Just dyeing the Chicago River blue isn’t a great idea, environmentally speaking, but perhaps we could treat the St.…