Follow these 5 quick tips and stop wasting water at home.
According to the EPA, the typical water usage for a family of four is 400 gallons of water each per day.
- Watering your lawn. This is the biggest wrongdoer. Two-hundred-and-sixty-five gallons an hour can pump through your sprinkler to hydrate your lawn. Don’t let this run full blast. To stop wasting water, stick to a morning watering schedule.
- Showering and Shaving. Speaking of showers, the typical shower water usage runs at a rate of three gallons per minute. So after ten minutes, 30 gallons has gone down the drain. Imagine what you can save by cutting your shower time down to five. A human leg takes about 2 minutes, wasting up to eight gallons during a shower. Shutting off the water between intervals can prevent wasting water. That advice is not just for ladies either.
- Brushing your teeth. An running faucet during your morning brushing can use up several gallons before you even make it to noon.
- Dishwashing. Make sure your dishwasher is loaded properly! Energy-efficient dishwashers take up to four gallons per cycle. To get the most out of each and every load, and hand washing dishes costs you about 20 gallons. Leaving the water running during that time can consume twice the amount.
- Washing your car. Washing your car in the driveway with a hose wastes 80–140 gallons each time. Taking your car to the car wash reduces wasting water by dozens of gallons a visit.
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