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WECalc // Pacific Institute's Online Home Water-Energy-Climate Calculator
www.wecalc.org

WECalc, the Pacific Institute's Water-Energy-Climate Calculator, asks you a series of questions about your home water use habits and, based on your replies, estimates your water use, and provides personalized recommendations for reducing it. WECalc also estimates your water-related energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions and shows you how much you can save (and how to do it).

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Save Our Water // California's Water Conservation Resource
www.saveourh2o.org

While Save Our Water is a website created to educate Californians about the state's water challenges and encourage them to reduce the amount of water they use, it has many good ideas for states and communities across the country. The program offers consumers information and tools to help them understand the long-term implications of water shortages, and it supplies practical tips for reducing water use indoors and outdoors.

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Kitchen and Bath Ideas // Better Homes and Gardens, Meredith Corporation
www.kitchenbathideas.com/products/shower/eco-friendly-showerheads-systems/

KitchenBathIdeas.com, a Better Homes and Gardens network site, lists an assortment of eco-friendly showerheads. The site includes manufacturer information.

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National "Fix a Leak Week" // U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
www.epa.gov/watersense/water_efficiency/fix_a_leak.html

Cascade Water Alliance shows consumers how to conserve water and save money during National "Fix a Leak Week." The EPA commends Cascade Water Alliance, a non-profit wholesale water provider in King County, Washington, on its work to promote the WaterSense Program's National "Fix a Leak Week." The goal of this week (March 15-21) is to remind Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Over one trillion gallons of precious drinking water leak from the nation's homes each year. View the EPA Press Release about Cascade Water Alliance.

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WaterSMART Initiative // Department of the Interior
www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/2010_02_22_release.cfm

This new water sustainability strategy for the US, focuses on improving water conservation and helping water and resource managers make wise decisions about water use. SMART stands for "Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow."

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The Alliance for Water Efficiency // allianceforwaterefficiency.org/

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is a stakeholder-based non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. The alliance serves as an advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance about water conservation efforts. Its activities benefit water utilities, water conservation professionals, planners, regulators, and consumers.

As a part of its strategic plan, the alliance created a web-based water conservation clearinghouse that offers product information, best practices specifications, research reports, training materials, program descriptions, codes and standards, program evaluation tools, drought planning and response, and professional expertise.

For more information about the alliance visit thier website, e-mail jeffrey@a4we.org or write to: Alliance for Water Efficiency, P.O. Box 804127, Chicago, Illinois 60680. To contact the alliance by phone, call (773) 360-5100 or use its toll-free at (866) 730-A4WE. The fax number is (773) 345-3636.

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Rocky Mountain Institute // www.rmi.org

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that fosters an efficient, restorative use of resources. RMI works in the following water-related areas:

  • Household water efficiency
  • Water efficiency policy and implementation
  • Infrastructure and system planning
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional water efficiency
  • Watersheds, stormwater, and stream restoration.

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National and State Organizations and Programs Links //
www.nesc.wvu.edu/links/DW_nat.cfm

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Small Community Drinking Water & Wastewater //
www.nesc.wvu.edu/links/SC_water_wastewater.cfm

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