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Press for All About Water

2017 North American Water Loss Conference, San Diego, CA

Greg Chick, the co-author of All About Water,  with Global Water Works Vice President Mary Conley Eggert and Veronica Blette the Chief of the WaterSense Branch in the Office of Wastewater Management at the Environmental Protection Agency.

“Such a treat to see two water warriors together, knowing the combined impact you are making with WaterSense and Ramona’s Plumber sites, which millions visit annually!”

Mary Conley Eggert,  Global VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Global Water Works

“All About Water” lives up to its title! For all those who have advocated for more efficient use of fine water resources, this book is an essential tool in the toolbox.

Author Greg Chick uses his 40+ year history as a Southern California plumber, including the last 10 years as the “Do-it-Yourself Plumber” on YouTube, to share personal experiences and to explore the quality, quantity, social and economic aspects of water.

Not only does it help the layman understand the value and opportunity we all have with water, but it provides practical tips to help us all be more thoughtful and efficient consumers. The book is a quick and informative read that is relevant to all ages.

Mary Conley Eggert

Global Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Global Water Works

…One thing that struck me about the book is its usefulness as a tool to teach young children about water conservation. The illustrations by Audrey Ly are fun, and young children would relate to H2Homie (the water guy), a cartoon, water drop appearing at the end of chapters with questions and facts to expand upon information. The anecdotes and illustrations throughout the book could easily be used to foster family discussions about water use and conservation awareness. Many helpful hints and facts are presented in illustrations to help children understand the importance of careful water usage.

Having read many articles on conservation, I can say this is one of the more enjoyable reads on the subject I’ve encountered. I appreciate the author’s enthusiasm for his subject and his desire to educate his readers. It is apparent this book is a work of love. Well-written and edited, it is quite entertaining for a book of this nature. Using the characters, Mac and Mike, throughout as examples of good and bad water usage renders the information easily attainable. 

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to anyone wishing to learn more about water, plumbing, and conservation. It offers valuable information and includes plenty of references and links for those seeking more. As an informative guide for families wishing to teach their children about conservation or a helpful reference in the home, All About Water delivers.

Kat Kennedy

Offical Reviewer,

A must read for all of us who are concerned about this precious resource and how to preserve it. This book is cram full of information on how to begin the process of protecting water, in our home’s plumbing, recycling what we use and water harvesting. Whether or not you following all of Greg’s suggestions in this book you will think differently about water.

Bob Holloway

Home Owner

I found your book (All About Water – As Told by The Plumber Who’s Seen It All) entertaining and informative. I’ll surely use some of it in my “Energy and The Environment” course next year. 

Dr. Daniel P. Sheehan

Professor, Physics and Biophysics, University of San Diego

2017 North American Water Loss Conference, San Diego, CA

Greg Chick with Mary Ann Dickinson the CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the efficient and sustainable water use.

“You are a gift to us all in helping us understand the true value of water and steward it well!”

-Mary Conley Eggert,  Global VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Global Water Works

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