Have you ever wanted to save money and help the environment at the same time? You can! The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has started a new tradition: National Fix-a-Leak Week. This is a teaching initiative to let Americans know just how harmful it can be to waste water. Here are some ways you can celebrate this occasion by saving water.
Get Your Leaks Fixed
If you hear your faucets dripping, it’s time to call in a plumber. Even minor leaks can benefit from a professional’s expertise, and small fixes really do add up. Americans waste 1 trillion gallons of water each year — just from minor leaks! Don’t let your leaky faucet go without repair; fix it now to prevent problems, save water, and set a good example for others.
Adopt Water-Saving Habits
Another way you can conserve water is by adjusting the way you use water for your daily needs. Are you a shower person? Turn off the water while you’re lathering up, and only use it to rinse off. Are you a bath tub type? Try soaking in a lower level of water than you’re accustomed to. Also, remember to turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
Look for the Water Sense Label
The EPA has a label for approved devices and fixtures that conserve water. Look for this label when you shop for new appliances, or ask your plumber if they can get you more water-efficient plumbing.
Today is a great day to start conserving water. Our future generations will thank us!