When the sprinklers are running but the grass is still dry

Have you ever wondered why some parts of your lawn remain stubbornly dry even on days when the sprinklers have run? You might be surprised to learn that water pressure is often to blame. According to Lindsay Brown, most cities serve homes with water at a pressure of about 60 psi (pounds per square inch).…

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Sprinklers running? Better catch them!

75% of homes with automated irrigation systems have at least one broken sprinkler head. Is yours one of them?

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DiaSorin Saves Money and Cuts Water Waste With Help From MnTAP

Stillwater, Minnesota business DiaSorin has cut water loss by 3.7 million gallons per year and will save $27,400 per year as a result.

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Research on Costs for New Water Supplies Highlights Importance of Conservation

Building a water treatment plant on the St. Croix or Mississippi River would cost $68-184.9 million, depending on where the plant is located and how many communities it serves.

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Washington County Embarks on New Business Partnership to Save Money and Reduce Water Use

Washington County is reaching out to area businesses with an offer they can’t refuse – cut costs while protecting local water supplies. The outreach effort, conducted in partnership with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTap) at the University of Minnesota includes two components: 1) Free, in-depth water efficiency consultations, conducted by MnTAP engineering staff;  and…

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Making Better Use of Rainwater at CHS Field

Though it may seem common-sense to make use of rainwater that would otherwise run off into storm sewers connecting to the Mississippi River, stormwater reuse is actually a rather new technology in Minnesota.

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Protecting the Water We Drink

There are many places where groundwater is already contaminated due to industry and agriculture, leaving even less of an already precious resource available to us.

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Saving up from a rainy day

Collecting and saving rainwater for later use is a practice that used to be common, back when Old Cottage Grove was just plain Cottage Grove.

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South Washington Watershed District adapts to changing times and new challenges

New development continues to be one of the biggest challenge facing the watershed.

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