Save Water is a Win-Win
According to the EPA, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water every day, and, on average, approximately 70% of that water is used indoors while 30% is devoted to outdoor water use. During colder months, we tend to spend more time indoors, which can lead to increased water usage around the home. Consider implementing the water-saving tips that follow. Youâ€™ll not only save water, which is good for the planet, but also see the added benefit the added benefit of lower monthly water bills. Now, thatâ€™s a win-win situation for us all.
In the bathroom:
- Drop a little food coloring in the toilet tank and if the color shows up in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.
- Showers use less water than baths, but keep them short!
- Replace a faulty toilet with a low-flush model.
- Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Only run the dishwasher with a full load.
- Scrape dirty dishes clean, instead of rinsing, before placing them in the dishwasher.
- Plug the sink when washing dishes by hand.
In the laundry room:
- Wash clothes only when you have a full load.
- Check the washing machine’s hoses regularly for cracks.
- Change out an old, water-guzzling washing machine with a new, efficient one.