April is Water Conservation Month!

leaky_faucetSince the month of April is water conservation month it is time to consider the following tips to help conserve water in your home.

Repair Leaky Fixtures – One drop of water per second from a leaky faucet can waste as much as 10 gallons of water each week.

Install Low-Flow Showerheads, Faucets & Toilets - Low-flow faucets reduce water consumption and the cost of heating water by as much as 50%; using a low-flow toilet can save Americans 2.1 trillion gallons of water every day.

Turn The Water Off - Don’t allow the water to run when brushing your teeth. This can waste 2-3 gallons of water per brushing! Instead, wet your toothbrush, brush your teeth, and then turn the water on again to rinse.

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  • Zach Smith May 2nd, 2010 4:38 pm

    By regularly maintaining appliances at home that use water such as washing machines, we can significantly cut back water consumption. If you are not going to use your washer for a long time, you should turn off the water source and unplug the water valves. You won’t have to worry about a leaky washer. You will also reduce pressure in the water valves. Also consider buying an efficient front load washer. This washing machine consumes less water than top loaders. In comparison to top loaders, it can consume up to 80% less water.

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    well how about making it water conservation year and pick up one of those waterless washing machines made by xerox (saw an ariticle in the guardian and was impressed). they are not ttoally waterless but 90% less than normal washers – good on the enviroment as well as that water bill – two birds with one stone ;)

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    It would be better if April would be the water conservation month plus having one day every month of awareness towards water conservation.

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