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Indoor Water Conservation

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There are plenty of simple ways you can conserve water inside your home. Even a few small changes can add up to hundreds of gallons of water and hundreds of dollars saved on your water bill.

Install WaterSense labeled products. WaterSense labeled products meet EPA’s specifications for water efficiency and performance. When you use these water-saving products in your home, you can expect exceptional performance and savings on your water bill.

Check for leaks throughout your house. Fix leaks as soon as you find them to avoid wasted water and wasted money on high water bills. A small leak, about the size of the head of a pin, dripping at one drop per second can add up to 7 gallons of water per day. A large leak, the kind most often found in toilets, can waste 200 gallons of water or more per day!

Detect and chase down a leak in your home by checking your sink, toilet, and throughout your home using the Checklist for Chasing Down Leaks form.

You can also check your water use by reading your water meter. A meter continuing to move with no water sources on, probably indicates a leak.