Your Watershed / Water Conservation / REEL In Water Use INDOORS


1. Toilets constitute 27% of indoor water use.1

• There are a number of ways to reduce this impact, including practicing frugal flushing, placing a brink in the tank, and even replacing the toilet entirely with a newer, high efficiency unit.

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2. Reduce one load/week of clothes and save 1,300-2,080 gallons of water per year.2


• Average washing machines use between 25 gallons (front-loading) and 40 gallons (top-loading) of water per load and the average household does 400 loads of wash per year.3 By making sure every load is topped off and reducing one load a week you can not only save water but also save energy and money!

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3. Shower for 1 minute less every day and save 912 gallons/year.4


• Since 1992, all new showerheads use 2.5 gallons per minute of water or less, while older fixtures may use much more. Upgrading fixtures and installing low-flow showerheads and sink aerators can greatly reduce water use in the home.

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4. Upgrading a clothes washer can save 6,000 gallons of water/year.5


• Toilets, clothes washers, and dishwashers do the dirty work in our lives, but new appliances can do that work more efficiently than ever!

Click here to research EnergyStar Appliances for your home.


5. Turning off the tap while you brush your teeth can save 2,190 gallons/year.6


• Put a sticky-note on your bathroom mirror if you have a hard time remembering! 

Simple Ways to Save Water in Your House



2 1,300 gallons/year = (25 gallons/load)*(52 loads/year); 2,080 gallons/year = (40 gallons/load)*(52 loads/year)  
4 912 gallons = (2.5 gallons/minute)*(365 minutes/year) 
5 6,000 gallons/year = (40 gallons/load-25 gallons/load)*(400 loads/year) 
6 2,190 gallons/year = (1.5 gallons/minute)*(2 minutes/brush)*(2 brushes/day)*(365 days/year)


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