American households use a considerable amount of water every day. While water usage does vary among households, an average of 400 gallons is used by a family of four. On an annual basis, estimates indicate that one trillion gallons of water is actually wasted in this country. Fortunately, there are a variety of steps that can be taken to alleviate this waste.
Factors That Contribute to Water Waste
Despite the fact that 1992 toilet tank upgrades have saved over 437 billion gallons of water a year, toilets may still be prone to leaking or using more water than necessary. It’s important to note that ten percent of households actually have plumbing leaks. Even when these leaks appear to be minor, such as a drippy faucet, up to 90 gallons of water can be wasted on a daily basis.
How to Reduce Water and Sewer Bills
Water and sewer bills tend to be $500.00 a year for the average household. When these and other sized households install water-efficient products, ho