Conserving water is one big way you can help the river.  If you live in a city or an area where there’s public water and sewage services, your water may come from, or eventually (after treatment) get sent back to, the river.  Using less water at home can help the river because the less water we use, the less we have to take from the river.  Plus, just think of the savings you can have on your next water bill!  Here are some helpful tips that you can do at home: 

Fix any leaking faucets

Water savings—Depending on the severity of the leak, you could potentially save up to 15 gallons per day per leaking faucet! Think about it—if you let that leaking faucet go for a year, you’ve wasted about 4,500 gallons!

Keep water turned on ONLY when you’re using it! For example, when you’re brushing your teeth, don’t just let that water gush the whole time! Only turn it on when you’re getting ready to rinse.

Water savings—A couple of gallons a day, if you spend a long time brushing!!

Install low-flush toilets in your bathrooms

Water savings— Up to 50 gallons per day for a family of four! That’s a savings of about 18,000 gallons per year!

Use the short cycle on your clothes washer.

Water savings—About 10 gallons per load!

Install water efficient showerheads in your shower.

Water savings—About 6,000 gallons per year!

The next time you go shopping for major appliances, check out the energy efficient models. They may cost a little more, but will save you money in the long run, with less energy use and in some cases, less water use too

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