While approximately 70% of Earth is covered by water, less than 1% is available for human use.
As Californians know, limiting water usage can become mandatory to survival.
Here are some ways to conserve water in your bath or kitchen:
- Look for WaterSense labeled faucets, toilets and showerheads. WaterSense is a program by the EPA. Products bearing the WaterSense label have been independently certified to perform well; help save water, energy, and money; and and encourage innovation in manufacturing.
- Water–efficient toilets, such as a low–flow toilet or high efficiency toilet, are a great way to reduce household water use.
Toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of an average home’s indoor water consumption. Replacing older, inefficient toilets can save the average family of four at least 16,000 gallons and more than $100 per year in water bills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Dual-flush toilets have two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush for solid waste.
- Aerators on the kitchen faucet can reduce flows to less than 1 gallon per minute.
- Low-flow shower heads save up to 2.5 gallons of water per shower
- Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak. Fix it and start saving gallons.
Immerse carries many brands who have earned the WaterSense label – water-efficient products committed to technology that directly benefits the environment and water-saving efforts.