How Can you Save 150 Gallons of Water Per Day
Maybe you believe that we have a lot of fresh water. However, only 1% of the all water on the planet is fresh. This means that we must save it as much as we can. Many people and even experts say that fresh water is the Achilles heel of the civilization. You should know that saving water is important and you should do it. For example, an average person in the United States uses 180 gallons of water per day. But, in Ghana a person uses 5 gallons of water per day. The best way to save water is to add several improvements to your home.
• A low-flow shower head is affordable improvement, but it is very important. You should know that 1.5 gallons per minute and lower, is treated as low-flow. If you use a shower head with 1.25 gpm of flow you will still have the feel that it is a 2.5 gpm flow. This is possible thanks to the new technology. Replacing you 2.5 gpm shower head for 1.5 gpm shower head can save 12.5 gallons of water every time you have a shower. For the average household, of 4 people, this is 50 gallons of saved water per day.
• Affix low-flow faucet aerators should be used to every faucet in your home. You can do this yourself. It is affordable and it is easy. Low flow is anything with 0.5 gpm or lower (according to LEED). However, most faucets have flow at 2 gpm. With this improvement you can save 21 gallons of water every day.
• You can save up to 60 gallons of water if you water your lawn between 7 am and 10 am.