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Water Conservation

Conserve water and benefit gardens by ordering a rain barrel

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Stormwater Utility Department has launched a town-wide rain barrel program for residents and businesses.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
King corn gives Indiana an earful

King corn gives Indiana an earful

There might be more than corn in Indiana, but corn is still the king of the crops.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Water conservation program on tap Saturday in Munster

MUNSTER | A water conservation education project will be held Saturday at Munster Town Hall.

September 26, 2013 12:05 am

Study to determine Valpo water's future

VALPARAISO | The future of water and, indeed, the future of life in Valparaiso and the rest of the planet is a combination of finding an adequate supply, conserving water to make the supply last and restoring the infrastructure needed to bring the water to homes and businesses.

May 10, 2013 9:00 pm Related
Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am

Saving water is good for people, bad for utilities

Editor's note: This is the sixth in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 10, 2012 10:45 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Harvest rain water for use on lawn, in garden

KATHY LUTHER: Harvest rain water for use on lawn, in garden

The old Bing Crosby standard "Pennies from Heaven" reminds us that rain falling from the sky is valuable and that clouds and showers now lead to sunshine and flowers later. The song recommends turning your umbrella upside down to catch this treasure.

March 15, 2012 12:00 am
National tour touts eco-friendly bathrooms

National tour touts eco-friendly bathrooms

Don Engelhardt makes his living selling toilet water, but it isn't the fancy French stuff he's pushing. Engelhardt serves as event coordinator for American Standard, which brought its Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour to Leep's Supply in Merrillville last week.

September 01, 2011 12:00 am

Use water wisely - that's all there is

As populations grow and fresh water demand increases, ways to use water more efficiently could determine our existence.

May 08, 2011 12:00 am

Conserving water usually good thing

VALPARAISO | How can using less water be a bad thing?

May 05, 2011 6:30 pm
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