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I’ve done something that I thought impossible: I destroyed a Sigg. I’m just that talented. The metal water bottle lasted years, but I killed it by leaving it in the car over Christmas. It was full of water, and when it froze, it split straight up the side. So what did I get to replace […]
For those of you who haven’t heard, people in the Boston area have been told to boil their tap water for a minute before drinking or cooking with it, because of a burst pipe leading from the reservoir. It’s certainly a bizarre situation for an urban area like this to be without potable water for […]
Posted: May 3rd, 2010 under Water.
Tags: boston water contamination, boston water emergency, boston water main break, bottled water, tap water, water quality, we're really going to fall apart during the zombie apocalypse aren't we?
Ironically, we converted our toilet to dual-flush before we switched to a low-flow showerhead. Changing showerheads is one of the easiest things people can do to save water and energy. According to the EPA, showers represent 17% of indoor water use. And it’s heated water, too.
We finally washed our car this weekend. After three trips to Maine in a month, it really needed it. I’m happy to report that, much like with dishes, the most environmentally friendly way to wash is also the laziest.
No, we didn’t get a new toilet. We converted our old one with a One2flush kit. Turning the handle one way makes a half flush and turning it the other makes a full flush. And it’s easy to increase or decrease the water levels of both of them if necessary by adjusting the settings on the flapper.