Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Green Tip for the Week

Conserving Water
This week the United States Green Building Council is offering more information on water conservation. Read below for facts and ways you can start looking into your own water usage. 
Did you know that less than 1% of all the water on Earth can be used by people? The rest is salt water (the kind you find in the ocean) or is frozen. Communities across the country are starting to face challenges in maintaining healthy and affordable water supplies; that's why it's more important than ever to use our water wisely and not waste it. In addition, it takes large amounts of energy to produce and transport clean water and to process waste water.
A typical household uses approximately 260 gallons of water every day. We can reduce this amount and save money by using water more efficiently -- detecting and fixing leaky faucets, installing high efficiency clothes washers and toilets, and watering the lawn and garden with the minimum amount of water needed.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency website is a great place to start for more information on water conservation! 

Water-Efficient Appliances and Fixtures