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Shower efficiently to save water

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:21 a.m. CDT

It’s not an easy habit to develop because we all love a good, long shower, but think of the numbers.

Showering accounts for as much as 17 percent of indoor water use – 40 gallons per family per day, according to the EPA. A high-efficiency shower head carrying the WaterSense label can cut a family’s water use by 2,900 gallons of water a year. That family also will save the equivalent of 13 days’ worth of electricity use.

Easy to install, the shower head can cost as little as $13 at your local home improvement store. Go a little further and cut a minute or more off your shower. It’s an easy way to save a drop or two, and isn’t it worth it for all of us?

Source: Environmental Defenders of McHenry County

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