Water Fixtures and Appliances

28737711_mOn average, American families use over 200 gallons of water per day by flushing toilets (27%), washing clothes (22%), taking showers (17%), obtaining water from a faucet (16%), and failing to fix leaks (14%). You can conserve water and save an average of $350/year on water costs by using water fixtures with the WaterSense certification and appliances with the Energy Star certification.[1] WaterSense certification means that the product is 20 percent more water efficient than similar products, without sacrificing performance.[2] Energy Star certification means that the product increases energy efficiency and that any premium paid by consumers will be recovered through savings in utility bills.[3] Efficient fixtures only work if they are in good repair, so replace or fix any leaking faucets, showerheads, or toilets. In fact, water leaks alone account for over 10,000 gallons of water wasted annually by the typical U.S. household, which is equivalent to washing 270 loads of laundry.[4]

 

 

 Look for the Energy Star or Water Sense Seals!