Here are some tips from the Baltimore Office of Sustainability on how to conserve water…
- Look for and stop leaks around your home. Studies have shown homes can waste more than 10% due to leaking, which costs both you and the environment.
- 2Replace your old toilet, the largest water user inside your home. If your home was built before 1992 and the toilet has never been replaced, then it is very likely that you do not have a water efficient 1.6 gallon per flush toilet.
- 3Replace your clothes sasher, the second largest water user in your home. Energy Star™ rated washers that also have a Water Factor at or lower than 9.5, use 35-50% less water and 50% less energy per load.
- 4Plant the right plants with proper landscape design and irrigation. Whether you are putting in a new landscape or slowly changing the current landscaping at your home, select plants that are appropriate for your local climate conditions.
Did You Know…
The EPA says that letting a faucet run for 5 minutes requires as much energy as lighting a 60- watt bulb for 14 hours.