This afternoon we have a guest blog post and infographic about water consumption from our friends at eLocal.com.
Amongst the many ways to conserve water, such as turning off the faucet while you wash dishes, making sure the sprinkler is only used on the grass and not wasted on the house or sidewalk, and turning off the water while brushing your teeth – there is actually an easier fix that can conserve water. No, it’s not a lifestyle change or elimination of a task, rather a one step fix.
Low-flow fixtures on your home appliances can save you an abundance of water and money. For example, if your toilet is flushed 15 times a day, you can save 24,000 gallons of water each year with a water-saving toilet. If one household used low-flow fixtures on their faucet, washing machine, shower head and toilet, they have the potential to save 40,000 gallons of water per year and 30% on their water bill. If every household in the U.S. also used these fixtures, we could save 2 trillion gallons of water per year, worth over 4 billion dollars.... read more