Did you know that the amount of water on this earth has remained constant for over 2 billion years? So, the water that the dinosaurs drank is the same water we are drinking today.
However, a lot has changed over the last two billion years. We have more people on the earth and each of us have water needs. So, the more water we use, the more water has to be treated. And since treating water takes time, we need more water “in the system” in order to meet the rising demand. Using less water leaves more water in the environment, for the fish, the wildlife and the plants.
Here are a few tips about our water usage in our homes.
¢ A leaking toilet can add up to $500 to your monthly water bill.
- Check for toilet leaks by adding a little food coloring in your tank. If color begins to appear within 30 minutes, you have a leak.
¢ A dripping faucet can waste 100 gallons per day.
¢ The average family turns on the tap between 70 and 100 times daily.
¢ Older toilets use 60% more water per flush than the new low-flow toilets.
- By switching to low-flow toilet, you could save up to 25 gallons per day or over 9,000 gallons per year.
¢ Low-flow showerheads and aerators can reduce water consumption by 25-60%.
¢ The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day.
¢ If every household in America had a faucet that dripped once each second, 928 million gallons of water a day would leak away.
Looking for other ways to reduce your water usage? We have ideas that can help you get started. Please contact us here.