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Save That Water

SAVE THAT WATER

How much water goes down the drain?  Americans use an average of 160 gallons of water per person daily for personal use.  We take the availability of clean, fresh water for granted, but now realize it is not an unlimited resource.  Therefore, now is a good time to change some of our established habits around the house.

About 75% of the in-house water is used in the bathroom.  45% is used for flushing the toilet and 30% for bathing and showering.  The kitchen and laundry take the remaining 25% of the in-home water use, 20% for washing and laundry and 5% for cooking and drinking.

HOW DOES THE WATER GET USED

  •  A bath uses 20-40 gallons.
  •  A leaky toilet bowl wastes 240 gallons a day.
  •  Running water until it gets hot or cold uses 5 gallons per minute.
  •  Washing clothes uses 15-20 gallons per load.
  •  Washing dishes by hand uses approximately 10 gallons.
  •  Running the dishwasher uses 4-16 gallons per load, depending on the wash cycle you use.
  •  Brushing your teeth with the water running uses 5 gallons per minute.
  •  A leaky faucet with a drip per second can waste 2,000 gallons per year.
  •  Flushing the toilet uses 3-7 gallons per flush for older models, consider a new 1.6 gallon per flush toilet.
  •  Drinking and cooking uses 8 gallons per day.

STOP and think whenever you use water around the house.  NOW is the time to start conserving.

Source:  Virginia Cooperative Extension

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