Did you know that the average U.S. household uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day or 100 gallons per person per day? Luckily there are many low-cost and no-cost ways to conserve water. Small changes can make a big difference - try one today and soon it will become second nature.
-Turn off the Tap! - Just by turning off the tap when you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 200 gallons of water a month!
-Shower Power! - Taking a shower uses much less water than filling up a bathtub. A shower only uses 10 to 25 gallons, while a bath takes up to 70 gallons. To save even more water, keep your shower under five minutes long.
-Fix that Leak! - Fixing a toilet leak is a great way to reduce household water use and boost water conservation. If your toilet has a leak, you could be wasting about 200 gallons of water every day. To check your toilet for a leak, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. For more water-saving tips, please visit www.epa.gov/watersense.