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5 Tips to Use Less Water #watersavingtips #environment

5 Tips to Use Less Water #watersavingtips #environment

The American Water Works Association estimates that the average American household uses 69 gallons of water per capita daily. The largest portion, about 18 gallons, goes to toilet flushing. Then comes clothes washing (about 15 gallons), showering (nearly 12 gallons), water faucets (11 gallons) and various leaks (9 gallons). Here are some ways to use less: Toilet Training: A high-efficiency toilet (HET) uses an average of 20 percent less water than a standard model. But even the most efficient toilet won’t conserve water if it’s leaking. Note the water level in the tank with a pencil mark after flushing. After a few minutes, check the level again. If it’s dropped, your toilet’s leaky. And a “running” toilet can waste 200 gallons per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); fixing it can save you a pretty penny on your water bill as you conserve. There’s ...

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