5 Places to Look When You Want to Save Water

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Top 5 Household Water Consumers

Did you know? Only 1% of the world’s water is fit for consumption, and an even smaller portion of this percentage is accessible. Conserving the world’s most valuable resources is an ongoing endeavor – one that involves global participation. Cutting back on water waste is much easier than you might think, and the most common offenders of everyday water waste are right under your nose. If you’re looking for ways to save water in your household, these are the first five places to look!

5. Leaks

Nearly 13% of a households’ water consumption goes straight down the drain! Make sure you check your plumbing fixtures for leaks.

4. Washing Machines

Even high efficiency rated washing machines can take a toll on water bills and electricity bills! Be sure to load up the machine and adjust the water level based on load size to save water.

3. Faucets

19% of household water is consumed through the faucets. Helpful tip: turn off the water between hand washing dishes and rinsing them or lather up with soap before rinsing.

2. Shower

Your shower uses 20% of household water consumption – make sure your showerhead is water-efficient. New technology has transformed “low-flow” showerheads, allowing for maximum water-savings with a powerful flow.

1. Toilets

Nearly 25% of household water consumption goes down the toilet. New technology has emerged, and government regulations have increased in recent years as more and more new construction projects pop up over the country. Now, with WaterSense certified products, property owners can save money and water with products like Niagara Conservation flapper-less toilets.

Water-saving benefits extend beyond simply saving money on water bills. Property owners and management companies can increase CAP Rate and lower utility costs by replacing plumbing fixtures with high performance, low-maintenance toilets from Niagara. Other parties, like Builders and Contractors, can qualify for rebates and green lending programs simply by installing these plumbing fixtures.

Source: https://www.epa.gov/watersense/how-we-use-water

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