Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This is a Turn Off

Good Magazine focuses on water in its latest issue. "This is a Turn Off" features lots of great suggestions for saving water in the bathroom, outdoors, and kitchen.

Before clicking the links, consider a few facts:

Last year, UNICEF announced that humans need about five gallons of clean water a day to survive.

In America, we can easily use 400 gallons per household, per day—two to three times as much water as other developed nations.

Everyday ways we hog water:

Conventional Gallons, By Use*

Toilet: 3.5 to 6 gallons per flush for a conventional toilet

Shower: 2.5 to 4 gallons per minute for a conventional shower head

Bath: Up to 60 gallons per bath based on standard tub size, full

Dishwasher: 4 gallons per load if it is Energy Star rated, 6 gallons without

Running faucet: 2 to 7 gallons per minute for a conventional faucet

Watering your lawn: 5 to 10 gallons per minute for a running hose

*Water flow depends on your water pressure, obviously. These numbers reflect conventional water use and conventional tub and sink sizes, on average, without aerators, low-flow attachments, etc.

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