When you turn on the faucet, do you think about the water that goes down the drain without being used?

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program labels products to help homeowners reduce the amount of water they use. The following are helpful tips:


If you have a toilet manufactured before 1992, it’s the biggest water hog in your home. These fixtures use about 6 gallons of water per flush. New high-efficiency toilets with a WaterSense label use 1.6 gallons or less per flush.




New faucets with the WaterSense label produce a maximum of 1.5 gallons of water each minute, which can reduce water usage by 30 percent.


For traditional laundry machines, each load requires nearly 41 gallons of water. To help cut down on waste, be sure to only run a load when the machine is full. If your machine is older, consider replacing it with an Energy-Star high-efficiency model, which can use 35 to 50 percent less water.

To find WaterSense products, visit Danze.com or www.epa.gov.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.