Do you drink coffee? How about tea? Do you wash your hands several times every day? Imagine that you were to stop and make a tallie of every single time you use water and how much. What do you think the total would be? For an average American, the answer is 90 gallons. That is quite a staggering amount of water considering that there are many countries in the world where people struggle to find enough drinking water each day. While water isn’t expensive and seems to be an unlimited resource in this country, that doesn’t mean that we should not take measures to conserve it.
So, what could you do to lessen the amount of water you use every day? A lot can be done by updating some of the items around your home. An older toilet can use as much as 7 gallons in a single flush, so replacing it with a newer toilet can make a huge difference. Installing aerators on faucets will also make them more efficient, using less water.