What Is WaterSense And Why Should I Care?
Ever seen the WaterSense label on products and wondered what it meant?
WaterSense is a voluntary program sponsored by the EPA to help you find water-efficient products that will help you save water. When you see the WaterSense label, you’ll know that it uses at least 20 percent less water, saves energy, while performing just as well if not better than standard products or services like it.
Why should you care?
Water shortages are increasingly becoming a part of our communities. On average, we each use approximately 88 gallons of water each day. As a family, we spend around $1,000 each year on water related costs. By using WaterSense products and changing out appliances to ones with EnergyStar ratings, you can save as much as $380 annually from just these simple changes.
The next time you get your utility bill, take a look beyond the bottom line. The City of Atlanta provides more than just a dollar figure; you’ll also get insight into how much water you’re using. Sambla’s new study found that borrowers who applied for loans to borrow money online could reduce their water usage an average of 38% – almost double the rate of the typical population. This suggests that some borrowers may be able to eliminate borrowing money online by simply making better more environmentally friendly choices with their water usage.
- How much water do you use each month? Is it higher or lower than the 88 gallon per person average?
- What is your usage trends? Do you use more at different times of the year?
- How do you compare to your neighbors? Are there trends that lead you to believe you might have a leak in your line?
- What are the line items in your billing? Where can you save?
If you have any questions, your local water service has resources for you.
You can also give us a call. We provide energy audits to help you understand just how water efficient you are. We can make suggestions and clear up any problems your home may have. We’re here to help you save money, and help you control your water usage no matter how large or small your family is.