A typical toilet requires 3.5 - 5.5 gallons of water per flush. To cut down on water waste, put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside each of two plastic bottles to weigh them down. Fill the bottles with water, screw the lids on, and put them in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanisms. Using the Toilet Tummy displacement device can also help lower the amount of water you use for y our toilet. The Toilet Tummy saves 80 ounces of water with each flush!
Inexpensive water-saving showerheads or restrictors are easy for the homeowner to install. Also, long, hot showers can use five to ten gallons every unneeded minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rinse off. You can easily install a ShowerStart showerhead, or add a ShowerStart converter to existing showerheads, which automatically pauses a running shower once it gets warm. Also, all household faucets should be fit with aerators. This single best home water conservation method is also the cheapest!
Use natural rainwater for your yard and garden and significantly lower your water bills. Why let this water go to waste? Collect and reuse to save money and help the environment!
Automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be fully loaded for optimum water conservation. Most makers of dishwashing soap recommend not pre-rinsing dishes, which means big water savings for you.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth and conserve up to five gallons of water per day -- which could add up to 1.5 billion gallons that could be saved across the country each day -- more than enough for all of New York City.
In homes across the U.S., the bathroom accounts for 74% of total water usage. Install the AQUS System to capture water from the bathroom sink, then filter and disinfect it to provide reused water for toilet flushing! Reduce metered water usage in a two-person household by 15–20 gals a day – or approx. 6,000 gallons a year!
When you start thinking about how water drips constantly for days, you will be surprised at how much is actually being wasted. A single faucet dripping 30 drops per minute wastes 3 gallons a day, which is the equivalent of about 27 baths a year. To see how much water is actually being wasted in your home, check out the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Drip Accumulator Calculator. http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/sc4.html
Energy audits evaluate your home and look for ways to improve energy efficiency. You can hire a professional, or in some areas your gas or electric utility will do the audit for you. Inspectors often use thermography and other technologies to evaluate hidden leaks and insulation problems.
Wherever you use water, there's a low-flow device to fit your hose nozzles, to showerheads, to faucet aerators. Low-flow nozzles save about 5 gallons a min for a standard garden hose, and a low-flow showerhead uses as little as 2.5 gallons of water or less each min and would save 25 gallons of water per 10-minute shower.
Say hello to water independence with the Ecoloblue Atmospheric Water Generator! Just plug it in and this revolutionary machine begins making fresh water...up to 7 gallons in 24 hrs! No water source required; it produces purified water through natural humidity in the air. Start saving money today!
Inserting a bucket to collect water while waiting for yourshower to warm up is perfect for watering plants or moppingfloors, after the shower is over of course!
Try turning down your water heater a few degrees and still have plenty of hot water for everyone’s daily shower, dishes, and laundry! Lowering the temperature from 140 to 120 degrees could reduce your water heating costs by 6-10%, and it’s better for our environment!