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Know when to turn it on

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Know when to turn it on
It’s important to wait until after your community’s last freeze before turning your home's irrigation system on. Beginning to water your lawn too early could have a devastating impact. Water expands when it freezes in an irrigation line, which could lead to expensive breaks.
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Don't flush contact lenses

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We've written about not flushing wipes (whether labeled as flushable or not) down the toilet, but we just read about not flushing contact lenses too.
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Another year, another 'fatberg'

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There is a 'fatberg' wreaking havoc in London - "one of the largest to form in the London sewer system", according to NPR, and "weighing roughly the same as 11 double-decker buses".
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Check and fix leaks during Drinking Water Week
Today we are encouraging people to check and fix leaks inside and outside the home to prevent water waste.
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| Categories: | Tags: household leaks, leaks, water waste, conservation, Drinking Water Week, leaky toilet, water meter, irrigation system | View Count: (2423) | Bookmark and Share
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Become a certified water operator

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Have you ever thought about working in the water industry?
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| Categories: | Tags: water operator, career advancement, careers, certified water operator, Water System Operations series, WSO series | View Count: (2498) | Bookmark and Share
Last week, we wrote about a houseboat that is in the works that will create its own energy and water, and now we are reading about a house that has already been built that is doing that too.
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| Categories: | Tags: Mexico City, rainwater, recycling system, Inhabitat, green design, Mexico, green house, Casa Nirau | View Count: (2595) | Bookmark and Share