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EPA Promotes Water Efficiency In The Home

EPA is promoting water efficiency in the home by offering on-line information on saving water and reducing utility costs. Water efficiencies in the home can be improved by detecting and fixing leaky faucets, installing high efficiency clothes washers and toilets, and watering the lawn and garden with the minimum amount of water needed.  Fixing a silent toilet leak may save as much as 500 gallons per day. Installing high efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances can help a typical family of four reduce indoor water use by one-third, save about $95 per year on its water and sewer bill, and cut energy use by as much as six percent.

Water efficiency continues to play an important role not only in protecting water sources and improving water quality, but also in reducing the amount of energy used to treat, pump and heat water -- currently about eight percent of U.S. energy demand. Water heating accounts for 19 percent of home energy use. If 20 percent of U.S. homes used high efficiency clothes washers, national energy savings could be 285 billion BTUs per day -- enough to supply the needs of over one million homes.

For more information on what you can do to improve water efficiency in your home visit: Water Saver Home at  Take a virtual tour of this Water Saver Home developed by the California Urban Water Conservation Council in partnership with EPA.

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