Water Conservation and Home Improvements


Water, which is crucial to life on Earth, is one of the most abundant elements on the planet. Because Earth is largely covered by water, it's easy to take it for granted. Unless there is a drought or a disaster that requires the conservation of water, people unwittingly waste large amounts of it by simply performing their everyday tasks. People should, however, strive to use and waste less water to ensure that the supply is sufficient for future generations, including all of the plant and animal life that depends on it. Fortunately, this is a doable goal.

Conserving water is often as simple as making a few changes around one's home. In the bathroom, low-flow shower heads and toilets help to reduce the amount of water that's used. People should also strive to take shorter showers and to stop running water while brushing their teeth. All faucets, whether they are in the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, should also have aerators attached. When replacing an older washing machine, replace it with one that is a high-efficiency model and only wash full loads of clothing versus only a few articles. This same practice should be applied when using dishwashers.

Outside, avoid watering plants or the lawn during the hottest part of the day. The ideal time to do this chore is earlier in the day or when the sun is no longer at its highest. Do not turn on sprinklers or water after it has rained or on days that are windy. In addition, one should always be cautious of over-watering.

Texas Watershed Steward Helpful Links

People who visit this page will find water news as well as links to sites such as federal and state agencies and organizations, water quality monitoring, spatial technology, and data sources.

Drought Management and Planning in Alabama

Alabama residents who visit this page of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs website will find information and resources on droughts, drought response and planning, and the Drought Information Center.

Water Conservation and Home Improvement Resources

The city of Brantford website features a number of water conservation-related links, including educational water conservation links for kids.

Water One Kids

Kids can get the facts about water when they go to this information page filled with fun water-related links, including projects, coloring and activity sheets, games, and a video.

Water, Sewer, and Home Improvement Resources

Calvert County, Maryland, provides its residents with this helpful page of water-related resources.

Water Conservation Tips and Home Repair Resources

City of Sonoma residents who visit this page will find a list of ten water conservation links as well as related resources.

Moses Lake, Washington: Look it Up

This page encourages site visitors to find out what a watershed is and to research what's in the city's watershed.

Water Quality Division: Kids

Kids in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, can visit this Water Quality Division page for information and tips on water conservation and how to prevent water pollution.

City of Murfreesboro: Water Conservation

The eight tips on this page can help teach people living in Murfreesboro, TN, how to conserve water.

Water Conservation Tips

Water conservation is something that everyone should practice. On this page, readers will find tips and links on how to do this successfully at home.

Home Repair, Auction, Lending, and Property Links for Buyers

Buying a home can be complicated, and it's little wonder that buyers often have a lot of questions. This page helps by listing links to helpful real estate sources.

TLS Appraisal Service: Real Estate Links

On this page, site visitors will find a long list of real-estate related links, including financing and mortgage or appraisal sites.

Where Can Homeowners Find Reputable Sources for Home Repair Work?

If you're a homeowner, it can be hard to find reputable research sources and contractors.

Roofing 101: Find a Roofing Contractor for a Successful Home Repair

When a roof needs repair, it's important to find a qualified roofing professional to do the job.

Three Affordable Home Improvement Tips for Making Your Home More Efficient

One of the benefits of remodeling one's home is the opportunity to make it more efficient.

Five Home Improvement Tips for Making Your Home Eco-Friendly on a Budget

Making your home more eco-friendly does not have to be expensive! Visit this page for tips on making budget-friendly changes.

Shark vs. Home Improvement Injuries

This page includes an interesting comparison between injuries caused by home improvements and injuries caused by shark attacks.

Home Remodeling/Additions

Students of Delaware County Community College who visit this page will find the description for a home remodeling course.

Home Improvement Grant and Loan Program

Residents of the city of La Habra can read about the city's home improvement grant and loan program.

Westminster, MD: Home Improvement

People living in Westminster will find helpful information and links to various housing and home improvement programs here.

Urban Development

This page of the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, Urban Development website reviews the city's rehabilitation of older homes.

Honors Thesis: Home Improvements

Visit this page to read the abstract of a thesis by author Rachel Augusta Fox.

Home Improvement and Design Expo

Home improvement and design expos are interesting and helpful for people who are planning or are in the process of making improvements to their home.

Home Improvement Tips: Smart Ways to Invest in Your Home

This South University article discusses home improvement and remodeling tips that will increase the value of one's home before selling it.

Chapter 142A: Regulation of Home Improvement Contractors

When visiting this page of the 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, click on the links to read about any of the 21 sections of home improvement-related regulations.

Carpentry at Red Rocks Community College

Students who are interested in carpentry can read about the course at RRCC.

Student Center Renovation and Expansion

The University of Kentucky community can keep track of the student center's renovation and expansion efforts here.

The University of Vermont: Consumer Info

Get assorted consumer-related information and assistance by clicking on this link.

Housing and Home Improvement Assistance

Download the "Housing and Home Improvement Providers by County" document by clicking on this page of the NC Health and Human Services website.