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Conservation Tips for Water Savings
Conservation tips and water saving information from the American Water Works Association

Water: Use it Wisely
Water-saving guidelines, including regionally-focused conservation tip lists.

WaterSense
US EPA's new water-efficient appliance certification program (analogous to Energy Star program)

Creating Native Landscapes – Information for Homeowners, Urban and Suburban Land Users
The USDA National Plant Materials Program provides plant materials, conservation resources, technical resources, publications, and guides for homeowners, urban and suburban land users to use for choosing plants, planting, seedbed preparation, creating native landscapes, rain gardens, community gardens, and pollinator friendly gardens.

US EPA's Landscaping With Native Plants
Benefits of native plants (including water-savings), case studies, and fact sheets. Focused on Midwestern US

Green Values Stormwater Toolbox
Understanding the costs and benefits of using green infrastructure to mitigate the need for sewers and detention basins. From the Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Kick the Bottled Water Habit
An article about negative environmental and health issues associated with bottled water from the Christian Science Monitor.