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4 Ways to Prevent Water Waste

California is no stranger to droughts and water shortages. Learn how you can cut back on your water waste and reduce your water costs by changing up your water habits:

How can I save water?

Reuse used water for gardening

Instead of letting the water run down the sink as you wash off your morning haul from the local farmer’s market, wash your fruit and vegetables over a bucket! Save the water used to rinse off your produce to water your garden or houseplants later on.

Install low-flow or energy-efficient fixtures

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), showering accounts for almost 17% of the total water used in homes, and approximately 20% of that water is wasted as you’re collecting new clothes, waiting for the water to heat up, or finishing other small tasks in the bathroom before hopping in the shower.

Investing in WaterSense labeled products can save you money, energy, and water as they’re typically 20% more efficient than older fixtures. In fact, simply switching to a WaterSense showerhead can save the average American family up to 2,700 gallons of water every year!

Fix all leaks

Household leaks account for up to 900 billion gallons of water nationwide. A leaking faucet that dro]ips only once per second may seem like a minor annoyance, but that leak is wasting over 3,000 gallons of water per year!

Fixing all leaks in your home is the easiest way to cut back on your water bills and prevent water waste in your home.

Update your toilet to a dual-flush toilet

Your toilet uses approximately 26.7% of all the water in your home. You can save up to $130 every year on your water costs and 13,000 gallons of water by simply replacing your toilet with a dual flush or energy-efficient toilet.

EJ Plumbing will tackle all of your San Jose & Santa Clara plumbing issues for a convenient price. Contact us today at (650) 513-8852 or use our online form!

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