15 Sep '12, 11pm

Help preserve our nation's water resources. Here are simple steps and tools that make it easy

Help preserve our nation's water resources. Here are simple steps and tools that make it easy

You've purchased some WaterSense labeled products and started down the road to savings, but don't stop there. There are lots of things you can do in your own home to reduce water use and get more from less. Just follow our simple tips below to get started! Here, there, and everywhere: Fix a Leak: Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks? That's why WaterSense reminds Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems each year in March during Fix a Leak Week . In the bathroom—where over half of all water use inside a home takes place: Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing teeth. Showers use less water than baths, as long as you keep an eye on how long you've been lathering up! In the kitchen- whip up a batch of big water savi...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/be_the_change.html

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