I have observed many government office building owners or landlords that use water to flush dirt off their sidewalks and driveways. I suggest sweeping up the dirt and placing it in an area that could use more soil. This could help protect our waterways and conserve clean water for its intended use. Go green.
1) Canal water turbines will run 24 hours a day generating electricity. They are not dependent on sunlight, just water, so a cloudy day will not hinder production of electricity.
2) Electricity generated during... more »
We can use the device in U.S. Patent No. 4,936,961 to make hydrogen on-demand from water. The benefit is that 1) the fuel is plain water (no electrolytes added), 2) it eliminates the need for heavy, expensive hydrogen storage tanks, 3) it uses very little electrical current, 4) Device was featured in Part III of the 1998 BBC documentary “It Runs on Water” with Arthur C. Clarke.
The Department of Defense should lead water conservation efforts by implementing water collection methods and recycling on its facilities, ships, etc...For example ships undergo inclement weather at sea instead of allowing rain to go down the rain, a collection method or apparatus should be installed to redirect or harness this wasted blessing.
Use water filters ("UV filters" as an example) in every government building/residence. That will eliminate the need to buy bottles of water from companies. This will save money and help the environment by eliminating plastic waste.
Also, use solar panels for the hot water system in each building/residence. That will decrease the fuel/energy consumption and help the environment as well.
There are low flow toilets available to reduce water usage. The toilet has a dual flush system depending on the water needed.
Urinals that use no water are also available in many areas to help reduce water usage.
Lawn 2.35 c.f. per square foot
Other Landscaping 1.0 c.f. per square foot
[figures from www.cornerstonesmud.com/id46.htm]
Reduce water use, and lawnmower use, and chemicals (fertilizers, grass feed, broad-leaf herbicides, etc.) that are petroleum-based, and undesirable in groundwater and surface water runoff.
There is a potential big savings in water... more »
Environmental savings is more important than dollar savings, as water generally is not charged at real value but is artificially low. It is foolish to use drinking-water-grade water in our toilets. Plus, it adds that much more volume into... more »
Navajo Area Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (DSFC) can better share maps and other information about how homes are served with water and sanitation facilities with the Navajo government and public. This will enable Navajo communities to plan new development that is cheaper and easier to serve. This will save money, reduce environmental impact, and provide running water and sanitation to more... more »