Thursday, April 26, 2012

THINKING THURSDAY - Each Drop of Water Counts

Today's Thinking Thursday is short, simple and...shocking. Read on to learn just how each drop of wasted water adds up then take a look around your house to see where you can save a few million drops.

FACT: A faucet that drips once per second wastes up to 3000 gallons of water per year.

FACT: Faucets installed before 1994 flow at the rate of 7 gallons per minute compared to the new high efficiency ones - they can reduce the flow by 30%.
FACT: Before 1994, toilets used as much as 7 gallons per flush. Current toilets can use as little as .9 gallon.
FACT: Current showerheads can be set to flow at a rate of less than 2 gallons per minute without affecting the pressure.

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