Gray is the New Green

July/August 2011
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2011 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
Click here to read more articles about Water Efficiency
July 01, 2011
Projections are that by 2015, 36 U.S. states will have some degree of water shortage brought about by increasing population and shifting climate patterns. In California, a state already coping with severe water shortages (two water emergencies declared by former Governor Schwarzenegger in 2008 and 2009), the population is expected to double by 2050. It’s difficult to comprehend how it will be possible to accommodate the water needs of double the population when the needs of current residents can scarcely be met today. Our individual demand for water coupled with the needs of agriculture and energy production cannot be met without significant changes in how we use—and reuse—water.

To read complete online articles, you need to sign up for an Online Subscription.

Once an order has been placed there is an automatic $10 processing fee that will be deducted with any cancellation.

The Home Energy Online articles are for personal use only and may not be printed for distribution. For permission to reprint, please send an e-mail to

SPONSORED CONTENT Home Energy Minute #3: WINTER 2019 Learn more! Watch Video
Email Newsletter

Home Energy E-Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly