WaterSense: A Partnership with USEPA

WaterSense: A Partnership with USEPA

The average American uses around 100 gallons per day per person in the household. That means a family of four would use around 12,000 gallons in a 30 day period. In an effort to help conserve water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched the WaterSense Program. Save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business and taking simple steps to save water each day. Saving water is easy with WaterSense approved fixtures, but you first need to understand where water is used, both inside and outside of your home. 

While 70% of our planet's surface is covered by water, less than 1% is available for human use. Water supplies are finite, and we can all help protect this critical and precious resource. By using WaterSense approved fixtures and toilets you are doing your part in protecting the planets most precious resources. But don't stop there, remember that household leaks not only waste water, but they cost you money. The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. All are easily correctable. 

Dave Robau, LEED AP

Building Scientist

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