Tag Archives: water conservation

This Holiday Could Save You Money!

Don’t you hate it when something goes on sale right AFTER you buy it? Be sure you wait until October 2-4th to buy any of this stuff if you’re in or near Georgia.… Read more

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How Will New Water Heater Efficiency Standards Affect Home Owners?

RTAblg_2015_0407The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has increased efficiency standards for tank and tankless water heaters. The new standards take effect on April 16, 2015.… Read more

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A Leaking Toilet Can Flush Your Monthly Budget!

EPA Fix A Leak WeekIt’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.… Read more

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Can You Fix That Leaking Faucet Yourself? Probably!

EPA Fix A Leak WeekIt’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.… Read more

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Is a Major Retailer Breaking the Law Despite Warnings?

This year, the United Nations has designated the 19th of November as World Toilet Day. Founded in 2001, the day is intended to raise awareness of the need for better behavior and policy on water and sanitation issues that affect … Read more

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The Top Five Water Resources Issues for All Americans in 2013

RTAblog_2012_1226_FaucetThere’s a new political climate at the federal and state levels of government. With the presidential election decided, we have some direction regarding policy and budget so state governments will plan accordingly. Water is one of the issues that we … Read more

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Journal Entry: “Smart Water Solutions for Atlanta”, featuring Charles Fishman

Earlier this month, we shared an event notice for “Smart Water Solutions for Atlanta” through our social media accounts. The gathering was held today at the AT&T Midtown Two Auditorium. Here are a few notes from the event…… Read more

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Is it Time to Install Your Winter Shower Head? Here’s How to Decide…

RTA_blog_2012_1024_ShowerHeadSome of us pay attention to water conservation because it’s important to us, others because it’s mandated by law. If you’ve installed a 1.5gpm shower head, it may be time to change for the winter.… Read more

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Happy 40th Birthday to the Clean Water Act! Time for a Midlife Crisis?

RTA_blog_2012_1018_CuyahogaRiverIn June of 1969, an oil slick on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire. A river on fire and other similar incidents caused a national awakening to water quality issues. To what end?… Read more

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Holiday Shopping: Sales Tax Holiday for ENERGY STAR & WaterSense Labeled Products

RTA_blog_2012_1001_EnergyStarLabelGot your shopping list ready? Georgia is holding a sales tax holiday for ENERGY STAR and WaterSense labeled products October 5th through the 7th! The per-item limit of $1,500 allows Georgians to make significant purchases. Since energy and water are … Read more

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What is NIST and Why is the US Government Building a “Laboratory” House?

RTA_blog_2012_0918_NIST_NetZeroHouseOn September 12, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new two-story, 2,700 square foot house on its campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The house is a net-zero project built in partnership with … Read more

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Crimes & Misdemeanors: Georgia’s Water Conservation Law Takes Effect

Lake Lanier Drought

Lake Lanier DroughtIn its 2010 legislative session, Georgia’s General Assembly passed Senate Bill 370  “relating to water supply and water conservation”. The bill was sponsored by Georgia Senator Ross Tolleson, Chair of the Senate’s Natural Resources & the Environment committee.… Read more

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