Water Conservation Cheap and Easy
That slow drip in your sink could be costing you — and the environment. The average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water a year from plumbing leaks. Add that to the amount you use for bathing, cooking, lawn watering and dishes, and it’s easy to see why water conservation is important.
It’s also pretty cheap to incorporate into your lifestyle.
Aerator faucets and low-flow toilets are not that expensive, and they can be even cheaper when you shop with Lowe’s promo codes or Home Depot coupons. But even putting a filled water jug in an older toilet tank can conserve water for next to nothing. Here are other quick measures you can take to save a precious resource.
This article first appeared on Money Crashers.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household pays $474 a year for water and sewage charges, or $2 for every 1,000 gallons of water it uses. So every time you leave the faucet running while you wash dishes or brush your teeth, you’re literally watching your money go down the drain.