Earth Day 2024
According to the US EPA, Fixing household water leaks can save homeowners approximately 10 percent on their water bills and nearly 10,000 gallons of water every year! Ten percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day, so make sure you're not one of them.
5 gal per min
Adjust sprinkler heads to reduce overspray and avoid watering the sidewalk
The standard shower head flows at roughly 4.5 gallons/min. while low-flow showerheads use less than 2.5 gallons/min. Changing your showerheads can save between 3,000 gallons per year - 5,400 gallons per year and costs under $20.00
The standard shower head flows at roughly 4.5 gallons/min. while low-flow showerheads use less than 2.5 gallons/min. Changing your showerheads can save between 3,000 gallons per year - 5,400 gallons per year and costs under $20.00.
Cover exposed soil around shrubs and garden plants with mulch to reduce evaporation from the soil surface.
Alternatively, you can put a filled plastic bottle or bag in the toilet tank to displace water, so it will use less water. Toilets can use 30% of the water in the house, so this is an impactful place to save!
If your clothes washer was built in 2002 or earlier, you can save up to $180 and 6,000 gallons of water a year!
Screen reader support enabled.
average american household does 300 loads of laundry per year
Drip irrigation uses up to 50% less water than conventional sprinkler systems. By targeting the root zone, all the irrigation water directly benefits the plant. Fungal infections are also minimized because you are not letting the stem and leaves get wet, leading to healthier plants
switch to low-flow toilets can save up to 13,000 gallons of water a year for a family of four.
Reduce lawn areas and choose native and drought-tolerant plants for your landscapes.
Replacing 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn with drought-tolerant plants can save up to 20,000 gallons of water a year or more.
save you up to 1,000 gallons of water per year if your current model requires pre-rinsing
Install a smart controller ( may be one with a weather sensor)
Regular hand washing (with the water running) used up to 27 gallons vs 3 gallons for a new Energy Star-rated dishwasher.
Install a Faucet Aerator to moderate the water flow of the faucet. Save up to 30% of your water use in the kitchen and bathroom.
Insulate Water Pipes: don't ever have to wait for water to heat up again!
Mulch the base of trees and plants to prevent water runoff.
The average shower lasts about eight minutes. Since the average showerhead has a water flow of 2.1 gallons per minute, each shower uses more than 16 gallons of water!
8 gallons per day saved
When taking a bath, don't wait for the water to get hot before filling the tub - adjust the temperature as you go!
Operate clothes washers and dishwashers with full loads only.
12 gallons of water per day saved.
Commercial car washes often use less than 40 gal per wash compared with 100 gal at home if you use your hose.
Water plants during the coolest time of the day: in the morning or evening.
A typical backyard pool in Los Angeles can lose some 20,000 gallons yearly just due to evaporation
Collect the cold water while you wait for the water to heat OR fill up the bucket with warm water and use it to shower instead of running the faucet
I will spend at least 10 minutes a day learning about water challenges in my area and internationally, and start getting involved