Read these Interesting Water Use Tips & Statistics.
- Install aerators on your kitchen and bathroom faucets to reduce indoor water use. Aerators mix air with the water, creating a flow that is still forceful but that uses far fewer gallons per minute.
- Dishwasher manufacturers now offer high-efficiency dishwasher models. These dishwashers use less water and energy. A high-efficiency dishwasher can wash a load of dishes using 5 to 7 gallons of water.
- Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons of water each day.
- By installing more efficient water fixtures and regularly checking for leaks, households can reduce daily water use by about 35%.
- If all U.S. households installed water-saving features, water use would decrease by 30%, saving an estimated 5.4 billion gallons of water per day. This would result in a saving of 11.3 million dollars per day.
- Households on average use 350 gallons of water per day.
- In 2000, the highest water consuming states withdrew: California 51,200 million gallons per day (mgd); Texas 29,600 mgd; and Florida 20,100 mgd. In comparison, the lowest water consuming states withdrew: Alaska 305 mgd; Rhode Island 429; and Vermont 447 mgd.
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