Showing 6 ideas for tag "water savings"

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Go with xeriscaping and more native plants for landscaping

Traditional lawns are inefficient. They require large amounts of water, fertilizer, pesticides, etc. compared to native plants. Migrating to the greater use of xeriscaping and more native plants, with the decrease of grass covering landscapes, could save millions of gallons of water and significant expenses of cutting, trimming, transport of the cuttings, etc.
Having more natural plants would also help with attracting... more »

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Department of Justice

Conserve Power and water

In my ventures as a government employee I do see a lot of waste in electricity and water. I have noticed a sink in the bathroom of my office building that has run nonstop since I moved to this location a year and a half ago, if that was my sink at home I would have had a heart attack when I got my water bill, even after it has been reported to the building repair staff it goes unfixed, and we are asking the American people... more »

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Department of Justice

Green Competition for Energy Savings

To encourage inmates to conserve water and save energy, have a monthly competition which rewards the inmate housing unit which has conserved the most energy with a minimal prize, such as "first to main line," or a special "movie night," or something which does not require government expenditure. This could be left up to the CEO of each individual prison. Many inmates who are trying to "get back" at the government by... more »

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Department of Defense

Use of recycled water for irrigation

The command I work at is about 1 mile from the sewage treatment plant. After treatment the water can be used for industrial uses but doesn't meet the drinking water standard. I suggest the water from the plant be piped over for irrigation of lawns, cooling, steam and other industial uses. This would save the command from buying city water. If not reused, the treated water is discharged into the bay by the treatment... more »

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Automatic flush toilets

Automatic flush toilets have recently been installed in the government office where I work. These fixtures are equipped with two methods of flush control: a laser motion sensor triggered by movement within a certain range, and a secondary manual control. The manual functions with options both to flush using less water and for full flushes. The motion sensor arrangement, frequently flushes both while the stall is occupied... more »

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