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3 Ways to Conserve Water and Lower Your Bill

The average American uses 25,300 gallons of water each year. Reducing your water usage will not only lower your monthly bill, it’s good for the planet. Heed these three simple but effective water-saving tips.

Written by Suzanna Logan


 Photo by Clay Banks / Unsplash


1. Choose efficient plumbing fixtures

Ultra-efficient toilets can conserve as much as five gallons per flush. A low-flow showerhead can save up to five gallons per minute, and aerators can reduce usage by up to five gallons each day.


2. Go with a low-water landscape

Opt for drought-tolerant plants, then install high-efficiency irrigation systems, like drip emitters and low-flow sprinklers. Water according to need, rather than a timer, and only in the evening hours to keep evaporation to a minimum.


3. Adopt a water-wise lifestyle

Turning off the water while you brush your teeth, shave or wash dishes will save 2-3 gallons per minute, and shortening your shower by just two minutes can save 10 gallons!


See also 5 Steps to a Home that Saves You Money

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