WaterSense: Making every drop count

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Rebecca Blocker, MS, HHS, Housing and Environmental Design Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

You can save water and energy, help the environment and keep money in your pocket with a few simple changes to use water more efficiently. WaterSense — an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply — estimates the average American household spends up to $500 per year on water and sewer bills. A few easy changes could save you about $170 per year.

One of the easiest ways to save water is to install water-efficient products. The EPA WaterSense label helps you select water-efficient faucets, showerheads and toilets that are independently certified to use at least 20 percent less water and perform as well as, or better than, less efficient products.

WaterSense offers the following facts and simple steps to help you start saving water. It’s as easy as check, twist and replace…

For tips on saving water and money, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/housingarticles/housing28.htm

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