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  • Writer's pictureMike Roberts

5 Ways To Waste Less Water

Saving water in your home doesn't have to be a painful experience. There are a few simple things you can do to waste less water without sacrificing your comfort.

Turn off your faucet. It sounds simple, but according to the U.S. Geological Survey, if you leave the faucet running each time you brush your teeth, wash your face and shave, you will go through 1-2 gallons of water.

Address small leaks. According to®, a small drip from a faucet can waste 20 gallons of water each day. Fix your leaky faucets as soon as possible.

Invest in a new toilet. Newer models are specifically designed to use less water per flush. Look for one with the WaterSense label that meets the EPA's certification.

Make the most of your outdoor watering. When you water your lawn, garden and flower beds early in the morning, you'll use less water overall because you won't lose as much to evaporation.

Update your washing machine. According to Consumer Reports, front-loaders and high-efficiency (HE) top-loaders typically use less water and energy than top-loaders with agitators.

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