Why Save Water?
The average family spends more than $1,000 per year in water costs, but can save more than $380 annually simply by retrofitting with WaterSense fixtures and ENERGY STAR appliances. And, heating water is typically the second largest use of energy in a home. Saving water means using less energy, and that’s good for your pocketbook.
Beyond the billing statement, keep in mind that water is running short across the entire Western U.S. Saving now means preparing for a future where we’ll all need to live with a little less.
Ways to Save Water Indoors
Small actions at home can save thousands of gallons and more. We need it. The Blue River is expected to see a major gap between water supplies and demands – around 15 billion gallons by 2050.
Be a toilet leak detective
Household leaks can waste 900 billion gallons of water annually. And, not all toilet leaks make noise. So how do you know if yours is in shape? Simply put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait at least 15 minutes. If any of the dye shows up in the bowl, it’s time to check the flapper.
Check out more bathroom efficiency tips and learn how to be a leak detective with Denver Water.