TAG: water use

Water World: Water in the walls

January 16, 2019By
Green wall, Manhattan (Photo: John Mini Distinctive Landscapes)

This green wall in Manhattan has an irrigation system that John Mini Distinctive Landscapes maintains. read more

Celebrating Smart Irrigation Month with watering tips and stats

July 11, 2017By
Illustrations: ©istock.com/RonFullHD/Sudowoodo

As Smart Irrigation Month enters its 13th year, efficient irrigation practices are as important as ever.   Illustrations: ©istock.com/RonFullHD/Sudowoodo read more

How landscape water use stacks up in California

November 13, 2015By and

A perspective on the California drought and landscape water use. Landscape water use in California accounts for 9 percent of the total statewide water use. Thus, if we never watered another home or public landscape, park, sports field or golf course in California, the state would save 9 percent of its average total water consumption. This does not seem like... read more

USGS: US water use at lowest level in 45 years

December 2, 2014By

Water use in the U.S. reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), “Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010.” The report provides there was a 13 percent reduction of water use from 2005, when about 410 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn.... read more

Banyan Water tallies 1.25 billion gallons of water saved

August 20, 2014By

Banyan Water reached a company milestone, saving commercial and institutional clients 1.25 billion gallons of water. That amount, which the smart water management firm has accrued since its inception in 2011, is enough to supply 160,000 homes for a month. “Water efficiency has a positive impact on our clients’ bottom lines, their communities and the environment,” said Gillan Taddune, CEO for Banyan... read more

California puts stronghold on water with 270-day regulations

July 31, 2014By

In response to the ongoing drought in California, the State Water Resources Control Board approved new water regulations for residents and business owners that will be enforced for 270 days, unless renewed. The Sacramento Bee grazed the surface of the regulations, which were approved July 15, reporting, “It is now illegal for any Californian to hose down a driveway or sidewalk,... read more