Water Conservation Tips

What Can You Do

Everyone is encouraged to conserve water by following any number of the 100 Ways to Save Water. These tips cover indoor and outdoor water use, which leads to saving in water, energy, and money.

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  • Americans use 75-80 gallons of water per person each day.
  • A faucet dripping at a rate of 1 drop per second wastes 2,700 gallons of water per year.
  • A water hose left running while washing a car wastes 10 gallons of water per minute.
  • A $10.00 low-flow shower head can save up to $75.00 per year on water and energy.
  • The average family washes 400 loads of laundry per year. Purchasing a new Energy Star rated washed can save  up to $145.00 per year in energy and water.
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Indoor Water Use Breakdown

  • Toilet flushing 28%
  • Washing machine 22%
  • Showers 21%
  • Faucet 12%
  • Baths 9%
  • Toilet leaks 5%
  • Dishwasher 3%