Public Service Announcement - Water Waste (Costs (Actor(s), Camera…
Public Service Announcement - Water Waste
People with pools
People with sprinkler systems, and malfunctioning toilets
The Envionmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that leaky kitchen and bathroom faucets, malfunctioning toilets, over-pressured sprinkler systems “can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That’s equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes,”
Leaving the water on consistently while doing dishes can waste on average 40 gallons of water per meal. Considering you eat 2 meals a day, for 30 days in a month, that's 2,400 gallons a month!
Aside from the average 1,000 gallons per month that is evaporated from your pool, leaks and cracks that go unnoticed due to automatic re-fillers can cause this to rise an average of 30%!
Watering your grass for 20 minutes a day, 7 days a week is like leaving a shower on for 4 full days per year. That's over an entire years worth of showers for the average family.
What we can do
Instead of leaving the water on while doing dishes, most newer dish washers use less than 10 gallons per cycle!
To combat leaky sprinklers and faucets, make sure to replace any older/warn our ones to prevent future leaks, and breaks.
Constantly pay attention to your water bill, and pool water levels. If you sense something might be wasting water, call a professional asap. It may cost a few bucks now, but will save you a lot in the future.
Water your grass even for half the time, or when there's no wind. It's said as much as 50% of water is lost to wind and evaporation. Drip-line systems have been proven superior.
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