The average home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping
Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, shower heads and fixture connections. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank to see if it appears in the bowl before you flush. Don't forget to check irrigation systems and outdoor spigots too.
Twist and tighten connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow, twist on a faucet aerator that has a WaterSense label.
Replace the water fixture, if needed. Look for WaterSense-labeled fixtures, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
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