Green Ideas

Water Solutions: Low-Flow is the Way to Go

By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: October 7, 2011
I love a nice, long shower, especially after a long, hard run. I also like to flush the toilet, preferably after every use. When I’m at the cabin, however, I make a concerted effort to take short showers and adhere to the “If it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down” rule.
    After all, water conservation is important. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that by 2013, 36 states will have water shortages due to inefficient management. Wisely, many cabin owners look to low-flow solutions to help them limit water consumption, which has the added benefit of improving the performance of their septic systems. 
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