Here in the USA we are lucky to have easy access to some of the safest treated water in the world just by turning on the tap but do we really understand how much we use? I thought I had a pretty good handle on it but clearly I have much more to learn.
An easy to way to understand individual water use is to look at your water bill, not just the amount due, but how much water you used. Once you understand how much you use, the WaterSense calculator can help determine how much water your household could save if you switched to more efficient, WaterSense labeled products.
You can learn more about water in your state, including how it is being protected and where your local drinking water comes from HERE.
Nearly one year ago we moved into a new home. Our water bill sky rocketed, and I do mean sky rocketed from the double digits to over $400 for two months, $300 another then averaged out to around $200. I mentioned over and over to the builders that there had to be a leak somewhere because these bills were incorrect. How we always watched how much water we used.
After a few months they said they fixed it, reimbursed us for some but we still had higher than our normal water bills. After going back and forth they finally agreed to come back out to look it over again but were fairly confident they wouldn't find anything wrong. Well what do you know. They were completely surprised to see that one of the workers missed one of the pipes that had a small but still damaging leak. Since then our water bill has been at a steady average of $43.00. Go figure. Advice? Don't give up on something you feel 'fairly confident' you are in the right :) Especially if it can save you some money! If I had been wrong, so be it, but if I had not question them we could have gone in debt over our water bills!
Challenge-find ways that you can save water at home, at work, at play, wherever!
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