Infographic-Water Conservation In Your Home

Water we have, water we use, and 9 simple ways to start conserving water in your home today.

Conserving water in your home not only protects the environment and ensures that we will have enough clean and usable water for the future, it also saves money and energy now.

Interesting facts about the earth's water supply.

  • Of all the earth's water, 96% is salt water in oceans and seas.
  • 2% is all we have for human use.
  • 2% is locked in polar ice caps and glaciers.

The average American uses 100 to 140 gallons of water per day inside their home.

  • 30% of our water use gets flushed down the toilet.
  • 30% is used in showers and baths.
  • 20% is used doing laundry.
  • 10% is used in the kitchen and for drinking.
  • 5% is used for cleaning around the house.

9 simple ways to start conserving water in your home today.

  1. Wash only full loads of laundry. If every household in the US eliminated one load a week, it would save 190 billion gallons of water per year.
  2. Use a bowl of water to clean fruits and vegetables rather than running water over them. You can then reuse this water for house plants.
  3. Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run every time you want a cool glass of water.
  4. Shorten every shower by one minute. A family of four can save 2300 gallons of water per year.
  5. Consider a high efficiency toilet which saves 19 gallons per person per day on average.
  6. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save about 10 gallons a day.
  7. Use a bucket when cleaning around the house and washing your car. Use a shut-off valve with your hose.
  8. Water your grass more heavily but less often to save water and build stronger roots.
  9. Keep all faucets and pipes in good repair. A leak that drips once a second wastes 27,000 gallons of water a year.

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