- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “We’re for Water” as a national campaign to educate consumers about water-saving behaviors and WaterSense labeled products. The WaterSense label makes it easy to identify products that use less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
- Whether by replacing an inefficient fixture with a WaterSense labeled product or adopting water-efficient behaviors, we can all take action to save water for future generations.
- Saving is as easy as check, twist, replace.
- Check toilets for silent leaks: put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 10 minutes to flush. If color appears in the bowl, the flapper may need replacing.
- Twist on a WaterSense labeled bathroom faucet aerator to save water and energy at the tap without noticing a difference in flow.
- Replace your showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model that uses less water and energy, but still lets you shower with power.
- Join thousands of your neighbors in We’re for Water. Make simple changes at home to save water and energy.
Take the We’re for Water Pledge, Go to https://www.epa.gov/watersense/im-water-pledge.
As winter approaches, here are some water savings tips:
- Winterize your sprinkler system.
- Change your faucet aerators with 1.0gpm aerator inserts from your local hardware store for $3-$4.
- Turn your hot water heater down one setting.
- Wash clothes and dishes with full loads to reduce water usage.
- Change refrigerator water filter.
Water is a precious resource, use wisely. For more water savings tips, go to www.cincomud8.com.