Green Technology Trends: Water

Green Technology Trends: Water

“Going green” has become more than just a catch phrase, and is becoming a way of life for many people and businesses.  As energy and water costs rise, people are looking for ways to cut back on the use of these things, and water conservation is rising to the forefront in green technology trends.  These trends are aimed at helping individuals and corporations alike.

Technology designed to promote water conservation is aimed at all types of consumers.  Some of the hottest trends right now involve finding ways to reduce the amount of water used in the average household.  Some methods are very basic, like replacing toilets with low-flush models that use significantly less water, or replacing old faucets with new ones that use aeration technology that breaks water into smaller droplets allowing less water to be used overall.

High Efficiency washing machines are also highly desirable items right now because their advanced technology saves consumers money by reducing water costs and energy costs, while still providing consumers with clean clothing. New appliances are also available to help you to do laundry without detergents or hot water, increasing savings with each wash while keeping the water used to wash clothes chemical free and potentially suitable for other uses like watering the lawn. This approach is similar to the popular practice of harvesting rainwater on rooftops and using that water for flushing a toilet, cutting down overall water usage.

There are many other trends aimed at businesses as well such as installing automatic faucets in all public restrooms to help cut down on wasted water. Steam technology for cleaning and sanitation purposes has found practical application in settings such as hospitals, and helps facilities use much less water than they would traditionally use.

Conserving and protecting water resources are just one way you can join in to create a healthier, sustainable future for generations to come. Take time to look around your home to see what you can do to further reduce water and energy use. You may find you can help save a lot more than money.


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