Water Saving Strategies

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Here are several articles sponsored by the National Realtors Association to keep you informed on water saving devices and strategies. As we experience temperatures over the 100 degree mark on the East Coast, water becomes more precious than gasoline. Using these ideas like the rain barrell, which I have adopted, saves on time by dragging out the hose and then paying for drinking water for my tomato plants. There is 60 gallons always waiting to use. Try it for yourself.
Plastic rain barrel installed at house

Save Water and Money with a Rain Barrel

Using rain barrels to harvest rainwater from your roof is a simple, low-expense solution for conserving water and saving on your water bill. Read

Front yard using low-water landscaping

10 Tips for Saving Water in the Garden

Pick the right plants for your local growing conditions, and you’ll save water, cut down on maintenance, and still have a beautiful yard. Read

Rain barrel in front of house

Water-Saving Irrigation Strategies

Simple, low-cost watering systems help you save water and money but still have a great-looking yard. Read

Toilets like this are stylish and eco-friendly

Low-Flow Toilets: How to Choose

Replacing an old water-guzzler with a new low-flow toilet can shave as much as $90 off your annual utility bill and send thousands fewer gallons of water down the drain. Read

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Low-Flow Showerheads: How to Choose

Thanks to innovative new technology, today’s super-efficient low-flow showerheads save water, reduce your energy bills, and still feel good to use. Read

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Richard Green
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I know quite a few people that collect rain water to use for their gardens, and I love the idea of saving water any way we can. Thanks for the post Suzanne! ;)

Jul 07, 2010 09:13 AM #1
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Mykel Martin
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Great information! Valuable across the country - thank you for posting!

Jul 07, 2010 12:19 PM #2
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
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Hello Suzanne, I've always wondered why more people don't take advantage of collecting rain water.  It makes so much sense...I suppose it's an aesthetic issue, but still a great idea.

Jul 07, 2010 02:16 PM #3
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I do have a rain barrel. It does come in handy as I am having to water almost every day now...

Jul 07, 2010 10:47 PM #4
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Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Phyl - I also put my indoor plants outside to get the sun and rain. I like the way the wind dusts them off too.

Mykl - Glad you liked it.

Nick - It's vogue to be GREEN so several catalogues are selling really pretty rain barrels now. $99 seems to be the going price for one with at least a 50 gallon capacity.

Michael - In Tennesse you should be able to use your barrell for a few more months then in PA. I'll be storing mine away in November and lug it back out in May. Glad to hear you have one. But of course Mr. Spock would find using one quite logical!

 

 

 

Jul 08, 2010 04:12 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
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Suzanne, miss a little miss a lot, I guess I need to get out more.  I just Googled this one.

rain water harvesting van der veer photo

Jul 08, 2010 05:34 PM #6
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Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
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Nick - THAT is one wild looking rain barrell. It looks like an alien pod from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

 

Jul 09, 2010 10:32 AM #7
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