This Simple Box Serves Up Running Water And Clean Electricity In Remote Locations

BY BEN SCHILLER2 MINUTE READ Off Grid Box, an Italian startup, was founded to bring clean water and renewable energy to the millions of the people in the world who still live without. The box itself is a simple container, measuring six by six by six feet. With solar panels on top and water treatment [...]

Here Are The Most Common Ways You’re Wasting Water That Cost You More Than You Think

  SOPHIA MITROKOSTAS, BUSINESS INSIDER 24 Nov 2018 Keeping an eye on your water usage is a good way to save money and help the planet at the same time. Plenty of us have bad habits that could be costing us hundreds of dollars in water bills over the long run. Here are a few ways [...]

As West Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets

by Luke Runyon Throughout the western U.S., water conservation is in the toilet. And that's a good thing. Since the 1990s, a strange phenomenon has played out in arid western urban areas. Populations are booming while overall water use is staying the same or going down.The trend is clear in Denver, Albuquerque, N.M., Las Vegas, [...]

Intellecy in Forbes: “Plumbing Sensor That Listens For Leaks Can Pre-empt Emergencies, Conserve Water”

By Heather L. Whitley, Senior Writer and Digital Producer, Forbes People waste it and fight over it, while globally more than 840 million still struggle to even get access to it. BluView detects when these signals fluctuate and alerts homeowners of potential leaks via their smartphones. ISTOCK In the United States, 40 of the country’s [...]

How to test your tap water for lead

Nearly half of Americans suspect that their water might be unsafe.  This article helps you understand the cause of lead in water and shares some lead test kits to identify the presence of lead. By Kendra Pierre-Louis People don’t trust the water that comes out of their tap, and not just in places without adequate [...]

Checklist for home plumbing maintenance

In response to the many requests, we have put together this plumbing maintenance checklist to help you identify and avoid potential problems with your home's plumbing. Print it out, download it or bookmark it. Also be sure to check our podcast for the 3 part series on home maintenance. Plumbing maintenance - scheduled: Where is [...]

Can the private sector save America’s aging water systems?

By RACHEL LAYNE MONEYWATCH November 20, 2017 Who owns the water pipes beneath your street? Increasingly, it is a private company, a shift from the mostly public ownership of the systems used to provide drinking water and remove waste that has prevailed in the U.S. since the early 1900s. In the first half of 2017, [...]

The Best Water Filter For Home Use (Pitcher, Charcoal, Under-Counter)

by Water Mama A high-quality water filter is an important element of a healthy home and one of the easiest switches to make for a healthier life! There are now great water filters available for any home type. From countertop units that work great in apartments to full under-counter and whole-house filters, it’s easy to [...]

America has a water crisis no one is talking about

Outdated infrastructure is making water too expensive for millions of families. Updated by Sarah Frostenson Access to clean water is a basic human right. Yet for 14 million US households, or 12 percent of homes, water bills are too expensive. And as the cost of water rises, even more Americans are at risk of not [...]

Phoenix neighbors worried about water waste and rising bills

by Monique Griego, KPNX PHOENIX - When Jim Prindle notified the City of Phoenix about a water main leak on his street, he knew it might take some time, possibly a few days, to get it fixed. “It began as a slow leak and progressively over time became a more severe leak,” Prindle said. That [...]