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Water Efficiency – Tips for Consumers

(Source: WaterSense, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Americans use large quantities of water inside and outside of their homes. A family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day. This amount can increase depending on location; for example, the arid West has some of the highest per capita residential water use because of landscape irrigation.

WaterSense helps conserve water for future generations by providing information on products and programs that save water without sacrificing performance. In fact, the average home, retrofitted with WaterSense labeled toilets and bathroom faucets or faucet accessories, can save more than 11,000 gallons per year. If one out of every 10 homes in the United States upgraded to WaterSense labeled fixtures, we could save more than 120 billion gallons and more than $800 million annually.

Follow these simple steps to become water-efficient:

  1. Particpate in Fix a Leak Week.


  2. Learn about water efficiency.
  3. Use water-efficient products, services, and practices.

Save Money on Utility Bills

When purchasing products and services that use water, look for the WaterSense label. When purchasing products that use electricity, look for ENERGY STAR®.


Using WaterSense labeled products will save you about 20 percent of the water that average products would use. Take this conservation ethic one step further by purchasing products with the ENERGY STAR mark, which can save you about one-third on your energy bill.

By looking for the WaterSense label and the ENERGY STAR mark when making purchasing decisions, you can reduce your water and electricity bills and conserve resources for future generations.

For More Information

Please visit the Related Links page for additional water-efficiency resources.