Newsom calls for more aggressive water conservation amid third year of drought

On the heels of the driest ever start to the year in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued a sweeping executive order calling on local water suppliers to implement more aggressive conservation measures as reservoirs dwindle and residents backslide in their efforts to cut back. Specifically, the order requires that urban water suppliers activate “Level 2″ […]

Millions Of Californians Ordered To Cut Drinking Water Use

By Peter Chawaga Following a series of regulatory changes designed to curb growing water scarcity, millions of consumers in California are now facing some of the strictest drinking water limits ever. “Southern California’s gigantic water supplier has taken the unprecedented step of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a […]

What is the NSF 350 Greywater Certification?

Greywater Certification What is the NSF 350 Greywater Certification? Greywater certification through NSF 350 is a rigorous process manufacturers pursue to display the NSF mark on their products. This process includes 26-weeks of continuous third-party testing during which system maintenance or process adjustments are not allowed, a review of design specification compliance, and a satisfactory […]

California drought deepens as wet season is anything but

By Kathleen Ronayne April 03, 2022 at 6:50 pm CDT SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is experiencing one of the driest starts to spring in decades, data showed April 1, and absent a heavy dose of April and May showers the state’s drought will deepen and that could lead to stricter rules on water use and […]

Bringing awareness to the issue of water scarcity

Water is a valuable legacy for our future generations!  Let’s face the issue of the world water problems. As World Water Day 2022 took place last week to remind us of the importance of water scarcity.  Its focus on groundwater is still unnoticed but has a significant impact on all of us.   Groundwater makes […]

Virtually Tour the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: a certified Living Building on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus

Photo: Rooftop Garden by Gregg Willett We build roads that allow vehicles to move safely, while channeling rainfall “away.” Our impervious developments require more infrastructure to convey stormwater “away.” We tear down buildings and throw them “away.” But there is no “away.” Our built environment burdens communities with externalities, taxpayers with costs, and future generations […]