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Conserving water could mean some real savings for you and your family. Below are some things to consider.
• Plumbing fixtures installed before 1990 use 30-75 percent more water. Update your fixtures with EPA’s WaterSense certified fixtures to save the most water while maintaining top water performance. • The average person takes 10-20 minute showers using between 25-37 gallons of water. Baths use 30-50 gallons depending on the size of your bath tub.• Every minute your faucet runs you use 2.75 gallons of water. Consider turning off the water while you brush your teeth or lather your hands.• You could be flushing money down the drain – on average people flush their toilets 5-7 times a day pre-1992 toilets you could be using 3-7 gallons per flush or 30+ gallons per day.• Hand washing dishes vs. dishwashers? Dishwashers use only 10 gallons of water per cycle while hand washing your dishes use between 15-20 gallons.• Each load of laundry you do uses between 30-50 gallons of water.