Kitchen sink

Don’t Flush Money Down the Drain

September 12, 2016

Chances are, you’re wasting more water at home than you realize. A lot more.

Roughly 95% of the water entering our homes goes straight down the drain.

Whether or not “drought” is a familiar term in your city, it’s important to be mindful of the way we use water in our homes. It has a huge impact on our environment.

Infographic detailing average water usage

Even small changes can make a big difference in water consumption. Here are four tips to get started:

Infographic detailing water saving practices

Saving water with water-wise products also saves you money.  

Infographic detailing water-wise purchases

In an average home (four faucets), installing aerators would save you more than 100,000 gallons of water each year. Not a bad return for a $10 investment.

Remember: take advantage of local utility rebates for energy and water efficiency improvements to your home.

Finally, be sure to check for water leaks by shutting off all water appliances and giving your meter a before-and-after assessment. Small leaks are a big factor in water waste, but they can’t be fixed unless they’re detected.

Interested in learning more? Try this handy calculator to see how much water you’re actually using at home.

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