Posts Tagged ‘Water’

  • Save Power Save Water Save Money
    09.02.14

    Want to Start Saving Power, Water and Money?

    Do you like gadgets that help save power, water and save money? My love of gadgets, saving money, reducing waste along with the love of my Nest was well established in the previous post, Energy Conservation: One Great Way to Save Money. Other posts previously illustrated how water and energy are intertwined like night and day, so energy conservation indirectly results in water conservation. The post featuring Nest reviewed the early energy savings results in the first 4 months of... MORE >

  • Lake Mead
    03.11.14

    The Water Bank — Water For A Not So Rainy Day

    Water banks have been operating for years now, but generally not known to anyone outside the water industry.  Thanks to a recent withdrawal by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California of 80,000 acre-feet from their water savings account in Lake Mead last year and the announcement of another withdrawal soon, (estimated to be twice as large as the last one) many people are now learning about and discussing water banks. What is a water bank The term water banking describes... MORE >

  • Sustainable Water Drop by William Warby
    02.18.14

    Best Sustainable Water Option for Irrigation

    What is the best sustainable water option for irrigation? Well (pun intended), it depends on where you live and whether you are building a new or retrofitting an existing irrigation system. But first let’s review sustainability.  What is Sustainability? There are 3 basic pillars of sustainability which must be considered and kept in balance: • Environmental • Social • Economic  Sustainable Water Source Options • Potable – traditionally the “go to” source for irrigation water. Metered, getting more expensive and for the last 100... MORE >

  • Water stocks chart
    01.07.14

    8 Stocks You Should Be Following

    Did you miss the run up in Twitter stock this year? I know I did.  Twitter share price rose 42% from the time it was offered for trading on November 7th to the end of the year.  Twitter offers a great service, with revenue over $300 million, but has yet to turn a profit.  Time will tell if the run up is justified or not.  For those of us a little more conservative and conservation minded, let’s take a look... MORE >

  • Steven Tyler, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, and Tony Robbins
    12.10.13

    Water Stress, Aerosmith, Ford, Einstein & Tony Robbins

    What does water stress have to do with Aerosmith, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein and Tony Robbins? They have all been credited¹ with a variation of the saying “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” The second half of the truism, “you’ll always get what you always got” applies to water stress. We got all the water we will ever get. Now, if we only “always do what we’ve always done” everything would be just fine.... MORE >

  • Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family
    11.26.13

    How Thankful Are You for Water?

    In the spirit of being thankful, we would like to add water to the list. Whether turning on the faucet or having a smart controller turn on the irrigation system, we are thankful the water is always there. We are thankful for all the people, companies and equipment behind the scenes who help ensure the water continues to flow. So as you enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey this year we hope you will think about our thanks and also remember it... MORE >

  • The bloggers for ValleyCrest Takes On
    06.07.13

    Happy Anniversary!

    Two years ago we launched ValleyCresttakeson.com and it has been amazing how many people helped make a difference in water conservation.  Thank you to all of you who have shared your expertise, contributed ideas, and helped raise awareness about water.  We couldn’t have done it without you. Most of the work on the blog is done after hours, and most of our subscribers read the blog after hours. This is not just our work; it is our passion and a... MORE >

  • U.S. Drought Monitor map from April 23, 2013 showing western impact.
    05.08.13

    How Water In The West Impacts Everyone

    This is going to be the third consecutive year of drought in the West and we are feeling an impact. The water source in Colorado’s Front Range is in short supply. 100 percent of the state is experiencing some level of drought, snowpack is at 70 percent of the long-term average and just 91 percent of last year’s total. Local experts say the water situation is worse than 2002 when Colorado experienced severe drought conditions and widespread mandatory outdoor water... MORE >

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