How to Reduce the Water Bill with Water Fixtures
Money Saving Fixtures
From showerheads to toilets, fixtures in your home serve as the gateway of bringing water to you indoors. Here are some ways to save money with your fixtures.
The average household uses over 40 gallons per day, equating to 1.2 trillion gallons of water per year. Showerheads account for 16.8% of residential water use. The standard showerhead uses 2.5 gallons per minute. However a WaterSense approved showerhead can decrease this use to 2.0 or fewer gallons per minute and save 2,900 gallons of water a year per family. As a result, 370 kilowatt hours of electricity per year would be saved. That is enough to power a house for 13 days.
If every home considered installing a WaterSense showerhead, $2.2 billion dollars in water bills would be saved per year, 260 billion gallons of water per day, and $2.6 billion on water heading costs per year.
Nearly 75 gallons per day is used on average per household. A leaky toilet can increase this use to over 200 gallons per day. 26.7% of indoor residential water goes to toilet flushing. A WaterSense toilet uses 75%-80% less water.
The current federal standards is 1.6 gallons per flush for a toilet, however a water-saving toilet uses 1.28 gallons or less instead. Because of this, almost 13,000 gallons per year can be saved equating to over $100 in yearly water costs saved. If every home in the U.S. installed WaterSense toilets, it could save 520 billion gallons of water per year. This is the same amount that flows through Niagra Falls over a 12 day period.
Washing Machines consumes 21.7% of indoor water. The standard washing machine can consume 27-54 gallons per load. High efficiency models use 27 gallons or less per load, saving 27,000 gallons of water over the lifetime of the machine.
Using an Energy Star washing can save both energy and water. Approximately 20% less energy is used, 35% less water, and ability to do the same amount of laundry in fewer loads due to their larger capacity.
If every home used an Energy Saver washer, users would save $250 million on energy bills, 20 billion gallons of water, and 540 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
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