spent $88 to come up with this information ó my
quarterly bill for regional sewer service contained a
brochure that got me thinking.
expense was well-worth advice on this topic:
water-saving tips for a family of four.
your shower with a low-flow showerhead can save 7,665
gallons of water and up to $50 a year.
the time you spend in the shower to five minutes can
save 76,650 gallons of water and up to $498 a year.
that old water-guzzling toilet with a WaterSense
low-flow version can save 10,986 gallons of water and up
to $70 a year.
your family to turn the water off while brushing their
teeth twice a day can save 11,680 gallons and up to $75
your faucet or attaching an inexpensive aerator can save
15,622 gallons of water and up to $100 a year.
thatís just the savings that can be achieved in the
bathroom. In the kitchen, and for the same family:
dishes when the dishwasher is full can save 2,920
gallons of water and up to $19 a year.
an old dishwasher with a new high-efficiency model can
save 1,314 gallons of water and up to $80 a year.
to a high-efficiency clothes washer can save 14,585
gallons of water and up to $94 a year.
only full loads of laundry can save 10,534 gallons of
water and up to $68 a year.
the water setting to correspond with the size of the
wash load. Savings may vary.
the house, consider these steps:
flowers with rain collected from your roof with a rain
barrel connected to your downspout. Donít water the
driveway or sidewalks.
drought-tolerant grass varieties such as tall fescues.
around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and
www.njwatersavers.rutgers.edu for more details, even if
you donít live in New Jersey.