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Environmental Protection Agency

low water toilets

I installed a 1.28 gallon-per-flush toilet at home and it works as well as my old toilet made in 1952. Before I bought it I checked it out on the Internet and found out that there is an organization dedicated to testing toilets using a certain kind of bean paste as a substitute for what could be difficult to flush down without a lot of water. New toilets installed by the government should use as little water as necessary... more »

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Department of the Interior

Hot Water

Turn off the hot water. Many federal buildings unnecessarily heat millions of gallons of water each year. Unless your department or Bureau is providing showers to employees there is no need to provide hot water for simply washing hands. If this was applied government wide, millions of dollars could be saved and we would be a greener government.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Get rid of Autoflush Toilets & sinks & change heat/cool settings

The autoflush toilets waste a tremendous amount of water. The toilets will flush before it needs to and sometimes several times on its own. This is extremely wasteful and inefficient. We should be able to manage to push a handle down by ourselves. Also, the settings for the AC & heat are way too cold in the summer and too warm in the winter, which is extremely wasteful. Each building needs to be looked at separately... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Water leak study

I am sure the government spends a lot of money every month on its water bills. Perform a leak detection study at all government facilities to determine the amount of water loss and possible solutions.

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Department of Agriculture

Drinking water and other hazardous wastes.

In my agency, the safety folks label everything "hazardous waste" that is used in a lab setting. My idea is to have a list of safe chemicals and substances across government agencies that are considered safe when not combined with unlisted chemicals.

As a recent example, when I boil tap water in a clean ceramic container that has never held a chemical other than water, I think "hazardous waste" is a bit excessive.... more »

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