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Saving money and saving water

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In an article published yesterday by the U.S. News and World Report, pointers are given on how to save money on your water bill. This article features insights from AWWA's most recent A.P. Black Research Award winner, Mark LeChevallier. Here is what was reported:

Know your home's most expensive water spots: Check your water usage in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and outside. According to Mark LeChevallier in the article, "An average person uses up to 50 gallons of water indoors each day. Out of those internal 50 gallons, toilets generally account for 45 percent. Bathing or showering accounts for about 30 percent."

Consider spending money to save money: This could mean buying a toilet tank bank, a lower-flow showerhead and/or a faucet aerator to help save some costs around the house, especially in the bathroom.

Look for trouble spots around the house: This can successfully be done by checking for leaks around the house, letting the grass grow longer, watering the lawn in the morning, getting a drip irrigation hose for the lawn and stop buying bottled water.

Do you want more tips on saving money? Visit our Water Conservation section on DrinkTap. There you can find our handy drip calculator for leaks, information on drought and water use stats, as well as tips to stop household leaks.

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