Do you know how much water you are wasting in your home?

  • About 95% of clean drinkable water entering our home goes down the drain.
  • Running the tap while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water.
  • Americans now use 127% more water than we did in 1950.
  • Older water closets can use three gallons of clean water with every flush, while new water closets use as little as one gallon.
  • Leaky faucets that drip at the rate of one drop per second can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water each year.
  • Water efficient dishwashers will use as little as four gallons of water per wash cycle, while some older models use up to thirteen gallons per wash cycle.
  • A spigot or sprinkler system can use almost as much as an average family of four uses in one day.
  • Experts estimate that more than fifty percent of landscape water use goes to waste due to evaporation or runoff caused by over watering.

Ways to cut back on wasted water

  • Get all dripping fixtures fixed
  • Install new energy efficient fixtures
  • Turn water off while brushing teeth
  • Install new energy efficient appliances
  • Turn spigot off when not in use
  • Check for leaks regularly

Our water is precious, let us all do our part to stop wasted water.