10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home
Conserving water might sound like a simple thing to do, but when you really stop and think about how much you actually use on a daily basis — from laundry to dishes to washing your hands — you realize that it's a huge part of almost every aspect of your routine. Turning off the faucet when you're brushing your teeth is a great start, but there are so many more things you can do to conserve water at home. According to the United States Geological Survey, on an average day, each person uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water at home. And the biggest uses are from flushing the toilet and taking showers and baths. That is a lot of water, and while you may be saying to yourself, "I can't really avoid it," it turns out you actually can. Plus, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, all of this water is costing the average family more than $1,000 a year, so why not try and cut back to also save money? To protect this valuable resource, follow these easy tips for conserving water at home that you can start practicing right now.