Comments on: New App Advises When to Let it Mellow http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:07:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Kathleen Foley http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/#comment-3988 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:23:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9541#comment-3988 Yes to Jaime… you can flush it down if it’s brown. Thank goodness we’re finally bringing this motto back into conversation. I’ve suggested this strategy as a component to reduce CSO’s and SSO’s for many years and it’s great to see it come to fruition. At my uncle’s lakeside cottage we were taught this at a young age, but that was for different reasons, an overloaded or under-designed septic system. But now I feel we have a new challenge, that of automated flushers which flush up to 3x before one even starts their ‘business’. If people understand how to set the sensitivites on the auto-flushers, we can make headway on reducing the contribution to the wastewater systems.

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By: jaime http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/#comment-3987 Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:29:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9541#comment-3987 if its brown flush it down?

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By: emyer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/#comment-3986 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:11:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9541#comment-3986 I completely agree, Peter! In fact, I happen to fall into that category. Thanks for reading.

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By: Peter http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/#comment-3985 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:32:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9541#comment-3985 A tool like this would also be useful for swimmers and boaters who don’t always receive notifications in time and end up experiencing CSOs ‘first hand.’

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By: emyer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/#comment-3984 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:33:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9541#comment-3984 Keep up your great work, Leif!

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By: Leif Percifield http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/#comment-3983 Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:02:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9541#comment-3983 Thanks for the great post! I’ve always loved the “… let it mellow” slogan. While the toilet is the number one source of residential water consumption, things like washing machines and dish washers are also big users of water. Not that I really need an excuse to not wash dishes or run a load of laundry, but putting these off during a rain storm can help reduce a direct source of water pollution.

Leif

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By: Joanne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/01/new-app-advises-when-to-let-it-mellow/#comment-3982 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:24:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=9541#comment-3982 What do we do at the Jersey “Shaw”?

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