Any time you save water, you also save money. The average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill. By making just a few simple changes to use water more efficiently, you could save well over $100 per year on your bill.
Also, when we use water more efficiently, we reduce tax money needed for costly municipal water supply infrastructure investments and for new wastewater treatment facilities.
But that is not all, Depleting reservoirs and groundwater aquifers risks our very health.
Lower water levels lead to higher concentrations of natural contaminants, such as radon and arsenic, or human pollutants, such as agricultural and chemical wastes.Americans use large quantities of water, both inside and outside of their homes. The average family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day.
Each day in the average American home, more water is used for flushing the toilet than running the shower? It's true. A family of four could save more than 16,000 gallons of water every year just by replacing a traditional toilet with a high-efficiency model!
We all know we can save water when we turn off the tap while brushing our teeth or washing dishes, however high-efficiency bathroom sink faucets, shower heads and faucet aerators can help reduce the standard flow by more than 30 percent.
These water savings reduce demands on a home's hot water heaters and saves energy, too.
The average washing machine uses 40.9 gallons of water per load while high-efficiency washing machines use less than 27 gallons of water per load