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Did you know? Water facts

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Source: World Wildlife Fund

Down the drain

Did you know?

  • If your toilet is from 1992 or earlier, you probably have an inefficient model that uses between 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush. Newer, high-efficiency toilets use less than 1.3 gallons per flush.
  • Older showerheads can use 3 gallons per minute or more. New, efficient models use 2 gallons per minute or less. A family of four using low-flow showerheads instead of full-flow models can save about 20,000 gallons of water per year.
  • Letting your faucet run for 5 minutes uses about as much energy as a 60-watt lightbulb consumes in 14 hours.
  • A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a 5-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
  • US consumers spend up to 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than for tap water.
  • A leaky faucet that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes will waste an estimated 3,000 gallons of water per year.