Saving Water in Your Home

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Conserving water in our homes is becoming more important to consumers purchasing homes.  From saving water inside to outside, products are available to reduce water usage and save consumers money on their water bills.  

 

WaterSense® is a label given to water saving products certfied by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)   These products are uniform in water saving rates thanks to third party verfication.   

 

The important facts to know according to the EPA website:

 

Perform as well or better than their less efficienct counterparts

Products bearing this label are 20% more water efficient

Realize water savings on a national level

Provide measurable water savings results

Achieve water efficiency through several products

 

Just recently, the President signed "America's Water Infrastrure Act Authorizing EPA WaterSense®.   This Act is now part of "Federal Law" according to a post just received by the Alliance for Water Efficiency.  

 

"We are ecstatic that Congress and the President have given their stamp of approval to WaterSense," said Mary Ann Dickinson, AWE president and CEO.  "

 

"We continue to believe that this successful public/private partnership is the most effective and efficient way to help Americans save water by choosing water efficient products and services certified to carry the WaterSense label."

"We want to thank our many partners in the coalition supporting WaterSense and the bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate who worked to include this vital program in the infrastructure legislation," she added.

 

Saving billions of dollars and millions of gallons of water, WaterSense® is also included in several green certifications for residential and commercial construction.  

 

"The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) was instrumental in the creation of the WaterSense program and has been a major supporter of the program ever since. Along with its members and partners, AWE has been a leader in urging Congress to authorize WaterSense as part of federal law.

The water infrastructure bill signed into law by the President incorporates WaterSense into the federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act. (42 U.S.C. 6201) as a new Section 324b. It will now qualify for annual appropriations rather than having to rely on the EPA administrator’s discretionary funds each year."

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Jan Green,

What a great article on water sense.  I appreciate that you keep us informed. A

Oct 23, 2018 05:07 PM #1
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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

I'm surprised there's not more water conservation awareness here in Arizona.  I mean, we DO live in a desert.  Thanks for the post Jan.  Best wishes to you.

Oct 23, 2018 05:28 PM #2
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Saving water is sometimes a life style  change.  It is not hard it just takes the will to change

Oct 23, 2018 06:58 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Jan what an awesome  post, now please do not talk to Diane when we meet, she is all about water conservation, I on the other hand want green grass:)Endre

Oct 23, 2018 11:50 PM #4
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Jan - the new washing machines really save water.  They sense the size and do not over fill.

Oct 24, 2018 04:43 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the information Jan.  It will continue to become more and more important for all of us to conserve water.

Oct 24, 2018 06:27 AM #6
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for stopping by and reading Ron and Alexandra Seigel !  

Oct 24, 2018 10:23 AM #7
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Jan Green
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Agreed Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES !  I just created the first Sustainability Committee in Maricopa County at a Realtor Association this year at SAAR.  We  will be having a water summit next year. I hope you can attend.  This will be an event to shed light on the subject.  We're also talking about doing a series of events around water.  Stay tuned. Let me know if you'd like to be on my realtor email list for updates.

Oct 24, 2018 10:25 AM #8
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Jan Green
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You're right William Feela . Definitely a lifestyle change.  What is they say?  It takes doing something 6 or 7 times before it's a habit.  Maybe it takes a week for soemthing to become a habit?

Oct 24, 2018 10:26 AM #9
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Jan Green
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Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. .  I appreciate your comments.  I don't like to use that much water, but green grass is beautiful to look at!  

Oct 24, 2018 10:27 AM #10
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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You'e right Grant Schneider and I own one of those!  My rental property also has a water saving washing machine.  I have learned, however, to trick the machine if I have to in order for clothes to become entirely clean.  Include a wet towel in a load if you need the machine to clean better.  Say you have a load tha thas mildewed, add a super wet towel to the load and a cup of vinegar.  That does the trick with no chemicals :)

Oct 24, 2018 10:28 AM #11
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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You are so right Gabe Sanders .  Consesrving water is a must.  My own house has WaterSense faucets, dual flush toilets, water saving shower heads, low water useage washing machine and desert plants outside.  

Oct 24, 2018 10:29 AM #12
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jan, great information for those in AZ, but also we need to participate as we have such dry weather too.

Oct 24, 2018 05:17 PM #13
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John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
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Jan, thanks for reporting this.  I had no idea.  Excellent to conserve water and energy.

Oct 25, 2018 10:00 AM #14
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Joan - a friend of mine, Melissa Baldridge, just wrote an excellent report on Water in Colorado.  Find her on Linkedin and ask for her report about Colorado water.  She's an excellent resource for you there and she specializes in energy efficiency as a contractor!  

Oct 25, 2018 10:25 AM #15
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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John Henry Yup - lots of great ways to save water.  WaterSense® has been around a while, but now it's pretty cool that this President actually made it a part of EPA!  Of course funding is still an issue, but at least it's in the progrram.  One of my architect friend's here in Arizona has been into sustainability for many years and I refer to him frequently.  I bet you already use some sustainability construction methods in your design, ie sun and heat gain.

Oct 25, 2018 10:28 AM #16
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