more about: water usage

Coming clean about wasting water

Two weeks ago, I chatted with chef John Cox about his switching to an air compressor to “scrape” the dishes and pots and pans at Sierra Mar, his restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. It’s a brilliant idea, which if adopted across the industry could potentially save billions—no, that’s not a typo—of gallons of water a year. […]

10 Ways to Save Water at Home

As we reported in our June issue, large areas of the West have been suffering from prolonged droughts. California was especially dry last year, and while this year’s rains helped mitigate the situation somewhat, the state is still facing a crisis. Even if you don’t live in California, cutting down on water usage makes sense not just from an environmental […]