Thursday, March 12, 2009

Using Water More Efficiently

Here are some suggestions for saving water and money on your water bill:
  • Use fixtures that are water efficient. Look for the WaterSense label on products to help locate products and programs that use water more efficiently. Visit this page on the EPA's site for more information about WaterSense.
  • Repair leaks in faucets. Leaks cost thousands of dollars in wasted water annually. Visit this EPA
  • Take showers instead of baths, and limit your time. On the average, showers use 10 - 25 gallons of water while baths use about 70.
  • When doing laundry, always run a wash that is full. Partial loads waste water. If you are in the market for a new washer, purchase a high efficiency washer for maximum savings on water and bills.
  • When doing dishes, always run a wash that is full. If you wash by hand, don't allow water to run unless you are rinsing.
site page to learn more about repairing leaks in faucets.
For more water-saving tips, visit Water, Use It Wisely.

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