May 2011 Table of Contents

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Greywater Treatment System Greywater Treatment System

The company manufactures and installs high-end greywater treatment systems for single-family, multifamily, and commercial applications. Read more

Satis Tankless Toilet Satis Tankless Toilet

The Satis tankless toilet features the Vortex flushing system, which cleans the bowl with only water pressure and therefore has no tank to fill or associated waiting time. Read more

MP Rotator Sprinkler MP Rotator Sprinkler

With a multi-trajectory rotating system, the MP Rotator sprinkler delivers revolving streams of water more slowly and uniformly, the company says, which allows water to soak into the landscape rather than running off; water usage is reduced by up to one-third versus conventional sprays. Read more

Addison Showerhead Addison Showerhead

With its H2OKinetic technology, the Addison showerhead delivers larger, heat-retaining water droplets and provides a massaging effect and a denser spray pattern, allowing for an invigorating experience despite a flow rate of 2.0 gpm. Read more

CEE Tier 1 Dishwasher CEE Tier 1 Dishwasher

The G2872 is classified as a CEE Tier 1 dishwasher, exceeding current Energy Star standards. Read more

WeatherTrak ET Plus Irrigation Controller WeatherTrak ET Plus Irrigation Controller

Using data from NOAA satellites and other sources, the WeatherTrak ET Plus irrigation controller adjusts irrigation output as the weather changes, ensuring watering only takes place when needed and eliminating overwatering. Read more

W6884ECO Washing Machine W6884ECO Washing Machine

In addition to having a Water Factor of only 3.3, the W6884ECO washing machine saves energy by having two water inlet connections: one for hot water and one for cold. Read more

Avalanche One-Piece Toilet From Gerber Avalanche One-Piece Toilet From Gerber

The Avalanche 1.28 LS one-piece toilet is WaterSense-certified for 1.28 gpf. Dual siphon-jet technology clears waste quickly, the maker says, and a large water surface helps keep the bowl clean. It features a Leak Sensory Pro fill valve to eliminate toilet run-on, an elongated rim, and a fully glazed trapway. White and bone hues are available. 630.754.0278. Read more

Rainwater Catchment System From Rainwater Pillow Rainwater Catchment System From Rainwater Pillow

The RainXchange system combines sub-surface rainwater collection with an above-ground recirculating water feature. Read more

WaterSense Certified Faucets From Moen WaterSense Certified Faucets From Moen

The 90 Degree bath suite includes a single-handle, single-hole faucet and a two-handle wide-spread faucet (shown), both WaterSense certified for 1.5-gpm operation. The wide-spread unit features the companys M-Pact valve, and the single-handle model includes a Duralast cartridge. Read more

RainXchange System From Aquascape RainXchange System From Aquascape

The RainXchange system combines sub-surface rainwater collection with an above-ground recirculating water feature. Rainwater from the gutters collects in an underground rain filter and is then sent to a modular storage basin; water is pumped to either the irrigation hose or recirculates through the above-ground decorative water feature and biological filter and back into the storage basin. An overflow tank allows excess rainwater to infiltrate the soil and aquifer. Read more

Puraflo Wastewater Treatment System From Bord na Mona Puraflo Wastewater Treatment System From Bord na Mona

The Puraflo Wastewater Treatment System is a natural system that can be used for both on-site greywater and blackwater recycling. Read more

Maxima Washing Machine From Maytag Maxima Washing Machine From Maytag

With a Water Factor of 2.7, the Maxima washing machine uses as little as 11.5 gallons of water, qualifying it for both Energy Star and CEE Tier 3 labels. The washing machine features front-load technology, which tumbles clothes through a small amount of water instead of rubbing them against an agitator in a full tub like most traditional top-loaders. A water level sensor matches water usage to load size, further increasing water efficiency. 800.344.1274. Read more

XCI Irrigation Controller From Cyber-Rain XCI Irrigation Controller From Cyber-Rain

Using the Internet, the Cyber-Rain XCI controller adjusts irrigation times and schedules based on the weather, thereby providing for up to 40% savings on water bills, the company says. No day-to-day interaction or fees are required, and schedules can be updated via the Internet. In addition to PC control, XCI Cloud is now available, which allows the system to operate without an on-site computer and offers full feature access via the Internet as well as an iPhone app. Read more

Holding Pattern AIArchitect Holding Pattern

In thirsty Austin, a city home’s large-capacity cistern does its part for water independence. Read more

EPA Releases New Water Data EPA Releases New Water Data

A new national study reveals the water savings to be had by moving from standard new-home building techniques to high-efficiency practices. Read more

Product Review: Water-Efficient Landscaping Product Review: Water-Efficient Landscaping

Reducing outdoor water use is a top priority. Here’s how to combine design and technology for water-efficient landscaping. Read more

Product Review: Greywater Systems Product Review: Greywater Systems

Nearly 50% of potable water delivered to American homes goes down the drains of sinks, showers, and washing machines. Here's how to put that "lightly used" water to work for a second time around. Read more

Product Review: Low-Flow Bath Fixtures Product Review: Low-Flow Bath Fixtures

With the advent of WaterSense certification—and manufacturers’ overwhelming response to it, there’s simply no excuse not to specify water-efficient toilets, showerheads, and faucets. Read more

Product Review: Water-Efficient Washers and Dishwashers Product Review: Water-Efficient Washers and Dishwashers

Today’s dishwashers and washing machines are working hard to save both water and energy without compromising performance. Read more

Water: A Resource at Risk Water: A Resource at Risk

How widespread water shortages, driven by climate change and population growth, are shaping our future. Read more

Case Study: Water-Smart Homes, Las Vegas Case Study: Water-Smart Homes, Las Vegas

As part of an EPA study, Pulte Homes integrates water-efficient features into its Las Vegas production housing. Read more

The Water-Efficient Home The Water-Efficient Home

Guidelines for reducing water use in your projects. Read more

Case Study: Self-Sufficient Custom Home in New South Wales, Australia Case Study: Self-Sufficient Custom Home in New South Wales, Australia

Raising the bar for water-conscious builders around the world, this award-winning house in the Blue Mountain bush country captures and treats 100% of its water. Read more

Commentary: It's Time to Get Water Smart Commentary: It's Time to Get Water Smart

We've got a pretty good handle on energy, resource efficiency, and indoor air quality. Now it's time to get very serious about water conservation--before it's too late. Read more

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