Tell us what steps you’ve taken to raise environmental awareness in your home or at your business! Every action you take makes a difference, even baby steps.
It may seem like the Earth is filled with water, but less than 1% of freshwater is accessible for human use. We all need to do our part to use this water wisely and conserve water whenever we can.
How much water does your family use per day? “The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home” according to the EPA. Ever wonder how the average residence uses its water? The Water Research Foundation chart shown on the left breaks down water usage in homes.
Here are some simple tips to reduce your household’s or business’ water use:
- Consider low flow options when replacing faucets, shower heads, and toilets. There are many faucet and shower head options recommended by Energy Star that use less water but have the same pressure as classic faucet options.
- Take a trip to the car wash instead of washing your car at home. It can take 100 gallons of water to wash your car at home but it takes no more than 40 gallons of water to wash your car at the carwash. Use the time and effort you saved on something you enjoy doing!
- Check for leaks in your plumbing using the toilet test. You can perform the toilet test by putting a few drops of food coloring or a dye tablet in the toilet tank. You’ll know your tank is leaking if the water in your toilet bowl shows color. A leaking toilet tank could waste up to 100 gallons of water a day.
- Purchase and use a reusable water bottle rather than using a disposable water bottle. It takes 3 to 5 times as much water to produce a disposable water bottle than the water you drink in a single use.
Need a reminder of the other zero to low cost water conservation tips for the summer and all year round? Visit our blog here and you can be part of the solution!
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