Water conservation saves families money and helps the environment
American families could save over $115 a year in water supply charges and help protect the environment by applying simple water conservation tips, like finding and fixing plumbing leaks, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christie Whitman.
In announcing EPA's new water conservation tips Web site -- H2Ouse -- ( http://www.h2ouse.org), Whitman urged Americans to find ways to eliminate the 14 percent preventable loss of water the average U.S. household experiences every day.
Wasted water costs families money
"Nationally, an average of 14 percent of the water we buy is lost through leaks without our ever using it - that's like paying a 14 percent sales tax on something you don't get to use," Whitman said. August is "Water Efficiency Month," part of EPA's celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. more...