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FAQ: Water Coolers

2015-10-05T14:13:29-04:00January 28th, 2011|Categories: Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Q. Our office uses a water dispenser instead of individual bottles of water. Is this still bad for the environment? Is it a waste of money? A. At a 1000x mark up, jugs of water are still an expensive alternative to tap water. Like individual bottles of water, dispensed water can be seen as more convenient [...]

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FAQ: Landscaping water usage

2011-11-18T13:44:40-04:00June 9th, 2010|Categories: Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , |

Q. I've noticed how beautiful the Wake Forest gardens are, but isn't all that landscaping water intensive, particularly during the summer when the flowers are in bloom and water is at a premium? A. Though landscaping, particularly on a large scale like at the university, requires a lot of input, there are many simple ways to [...]

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FAQ: Bathroom water savings

2011-11-18T13:07:21-04:00January 10th, 2010|Categories: Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , |

Q. Exactly how much water do I save by using the new green-handled low-flow toilets and urinals correctly? A. Old style toilets use anywhere from 2.8-3.5 gallons of water with each flush. Frequently, this  wastes water without serving any real purpose. With the new dual-flush toilets installed in buildings around campus, each low flush (pushing the [...]

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FAQ: Landscaping Water Usage

2011-01-24T11:59:54-04:00January 10th, 2010|Categories: Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , |

Q. I've noticed how beautiful the Wake Forestgardens are, but isn't all that landscaping water intensive, particularly during the summer when the flowers are in bloom and water is at a premium? A. Though landscaping, particularly on a large scale like at the university, required a lot of input, there are many simple ways to minimize the amount [...]

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