Rockland Business Association's Green Council Vision: To educate, promote and advocate to the business community the benefits of adopting Green principles.
Water metering is the process of measuring water use through water meters. This is the first step in quantifying water savings. Once you are aware of your water usage, you can then modify your water habits to conserve water.
Automatic faucets are usually triggered by movement using an infrared sensor to turn water on when movement is sensed under the faucet. They will automatically turn off when no movement is sensed for a period of time, thereby not wasting water when it is not necessary. For example, many people let the faucet run when brushing their teeth. This represents a tremendous waste of water which can be avoided by using an auto faucet.
Water recycling is reusing treated wastewater for beneficial purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, toilet flushing, and replenishing a ground water basin (referred to as ground water recharge).
Water is sometimes recycled and reused onsite; for example, when an industrial facility recycles water used for cooling processes. A common type of recycled water is water that has been reclaimed from municipal wastewater, or sewage. The term water recycling is generally used synonymously with water reclamation and water reuse.
The planning, design and construction of practices developed to reduce and control the adverse effects and impacts commonly associated with rainfall runoff from a watershed on the receiving water body, such as rivers, streams and lakes.
The treatment and mitigation practices installed to treat and mitigate rainfall water flow which has surpassed the infiltration capacity of the in situ soil or groundcover from erosion and sediment transposition.
Xeriscape gardening is an integral part of our water conservation program. Derived from the Greek word “xeros”, meaning dry, Xeriscaping is the creative establishment of a garden that uses less water than a traditional garden. This is done by selecting plants that are drought tolerant and using horticultural techniques to make the best use of water.
Assist members in realizing bottom line benefits of going green
Empower members to find the sustainable solutions best suited for their businesses by providing information on available educational, service and product resources they need
Advocate for members on related environmental issues affect the business community