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Water leaks in pipes and fixtures often go undetected for months because they are undetectable by sight alone—especially if underground or within walls. But new technology allows leaks to be identified using another method: acoustic leak-detection noise loggers. On average, 10% of homes have water leaks that can account for up to 10% of their water bill. If we can eliminate the water wasted by household leaks alone, we can save one trillion gallons of water each year!
Clarissa Drouillard has heard many people say that children are the future of this planet. Going along with that philosophy, she is glad that she had the chance to educate a group of bright middle school students on energy and water conservation. Spreading awareness of our impact on the environment is vital, even if changes are happening one light bulb at a time. What we teach the youth now could influence them for a long time!
Natural gas is one of the top sources of energy used in heating, cooking, and electricity generation. But almost all of our supply is harvested from pockets formed deep underground, making it a non-renewable resource that will eventually run out. In searching for replacements to fossil fuels, biogas digesters have emerged as a way to turn waste into power, heat, and fertilizer. To learn more, read the guide Clarissa Drouillard prepared about biogas digesters.
The first home consultation that Clarissa Drouillard attended finally made her realize the full scope of the work that Walnut Creek Saves does to lessen our impact on the environment. By the end of the experience, she felt more confident in both her own abilities, and the educational message that our program spreads to residents of the city.
As we enter December and the temperature outside is dropping, it’s Clarissa Drouillard’s knowledge of the good that our program is doing that fills her with determination while she attends outreach events. Any person walking past our table could be the next resident to benefit from water and energy savings! Every free consultation that we complete pushes us further towards our goal of reducing our city’s carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.
Here in sunny California, residents are encouraged to conserve water by taking shorter showers or limiting outdoor irrigation. But many are unaware that one of the best ways to conserve water is installing a water-efficient showerheads in bathrooms. Many people shower once a day, which has caused showers to be one of the leading consumers of water in a household. Learn about upgrading to water-efficient showerheads in this guide prepared by Clarissa Drouillard.
Walnut Creek Saves is dedicated to helping residents lower their utility usage in order to save money and reduce our impact on the environment. The City of Walnut Creek created a Climate Action plan that aims to reduce our carbon output by 2020, and every consultation we complete is pushing our city towards its goals. We have already completed over 120 free consultations and met hundreds of community members that are interested in how they can save!
Clarissa Drouillard's first thought when she was accepted as a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves was, "Wait, what really is Walnut Creek Saves?" It didn’t take her long to figure out that Walnut Creek Saves is one of the latest steps Walnut Creek is taking towards becoming energy-efficient and environmentally responsible. Clarissa's involvement as a Conservation Coach has turned into a highlight of her year. Read on to find out why!