World Plumbing Day – Other Countries Plumbing Woes and Solutions

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Next week is World Plumbing Day.

I’ve talked about areas in the United States that have less than ideal plumbing situations. From Flint, Michigan’s lead-laden water, to the plumbing woes of low income communities, clean drinking water and adequate plumbing isn’t always accessible.

Today though, I decided to focus on some of the different ways that plumbing is handled outside of the US. Plumbing isn’t standardized across the world, so it’s eye-opening to learn about some of the issues ...

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Is California in a wetter place?

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It’s not news that California has been in a drought for the past several years.

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. In the last 30 days San Francsico has gotten 8.65 inches of precipitation – 4 inches over the “average” month total for January. January 2015 was shocking with literally no precipitation at all. The previous two years before that wasn’t much better.

San Diego? It’s gotten 3 inches this past month, a full inch more ...

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Is your safe drinking water a luxury?

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Guess what this week is? National Drinking Water Week! Here at Syncta, we love our clean water. Not just at home or at work too–have you ever thought twice about the water that a restaurant serves you? Or what about the water fountain at your nearest park? (Aside from the chewed gum that somehow always ends up in the fountain, the water itself is pretty great!) I take my glass of safe drinking water for granted, at least relatively.

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Drought Tolerant Vegetables: Growing a garden in an arid climate

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I promised you last blog that even with a drought, there’s an option of a veggie garden. Maybe I spoke a little too broadly. I’m not suggesting you go plant these options in the Sahara Desert, but they are certainly an option when you can only water a few gallons a week, with the right form of irrigation–likely drip irrigation, to be exact. The key is to plant drought tolerant vegetables that are adept to surviving in conditions and the ...

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Conserving water: More than switching your shower head

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Each Wednesday our twitter feed is dedicated to tips on how to conserve water. Syncta is not the only company doing it–search for #waterwednesday and you’ll find a plethora of awesome tips and ideas. Most times, we think about conserving water from a direct standpoint. We consider switching our shower heads, using low-water toilets, and making sure we don’t have any dripping faucets. All of these ideas are valid and important.

However, what about the ideas that aren’t “direct” water usage? Continue Reading →

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