Below are some resources to help you Save It! in and around your home:
- On average, Americans use 60 gallons of water every day. To learn more about how to conserve water in your home, check out Save Water PA. Be sure to check out the tools where you can calculate how much water that leaky faucet is wasting every day. Drip. Drip.Drip.
- Toilets. We use them every day and they use a lot of water. Find out how much at the ABC’s of Toilets.
- Here’s a handy dandy Web site from the Environmental Protection Agency: WaterSense. You’ll find helpful information about water saving products and more.
- Does it drive you crazy when you see people watering half their side walk or street when they are intending to water their lawns? What a waste! At Save Water PA, you can learn how to be smart when using water in your backyard.
- Do your part to dispose of chemical waste responsibly. Learn about what you can recycle and dispose of safely at the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Soak It Up
- Do you want to know how much stormwater your property is generating annually? Start by figuring out the size of your roof or consider the average residential row home roof in Lancaster is about 1000 square feet. The annual rainfall in Lancaster is approximately 42 inches per year. Here is a helpful table and formula for calculating your stormwater.
- Capture rain water in your backyard. To find out more about LIVE Green’s rain barrel program click here.
- Meet Ben Rush. He lives at 168 Elm Street in Illinois. Take a virtual tour of all the green things he as done around his house and learn about sustainable landscaping. Also, check out GreenScapes. It’s a whole new world!
- Trees! To calculate the benefit of the trees on your property, check out this calculator. It can even calculate the energy savings benefits. (If you don’t know the kind of tree that you have, check out Common Trees of Pennsylvania.)