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You’re Probably Wasting Water. Here’s How to Stop

How to Stop Wasting Water

Water is a precious commodity. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day! A good chunk of that water is wasted without us even realizing it.

In this blog, we will discuss some common ways that homeowners waste water and offer tips on how to use less of it. We will also talk about some upgrades you can make to your home to save even more water!

How We Waste Water

You’re probably wasting water and you don’t even know it. If you want to save water, it’s important to be aware of the different ways you might be wasting it. Here are some of the most common ways people waste water at home:

  • Leaving the taps on while brushing your teeth or shaving
  • Not fixing leaking taps and pipes
  • Running the dishwasher or washing machine with less than a full load
  • Watering your lawn or garden during the hottest part of the day
  • Using a hose instead of a broom to clean driveways and sidewalks
  • Taking long showers

These are just a few of the ways you might be wasting water. If you’re not careful, all that wasted water can really add up!

How to Improve Water Efficiency

Now that you know some of the ways you might be wasting water, you can take steps to change your habits and improve your water efficiency. Here are some tips:

  • Install low-flow fixtures in your homes, such as low-flow showerheads and toilets.
  • Fix any leaking taps or pipes as soon as possible. A small drip can waste a lot of water over time.
  • Replace your old, inefficient appliances with energy and water-saving models.

These are just a few ways you can reduce your water usage. By making some simple changes, you can save water and money!

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