Tags:• Americans now use an average of 100 gallons of water each day -- enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses! A recent government survey indicated that at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional or statewide water shortages by 2013.
• If all U.S. households installed water-efficient appliances, the country would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water and more than $18 billion dollars per year!
• Letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours.
• Efficient water use can also reduce the amount of energy needed to treat wastewater, resulting in less energy demand and, therefore, fewer harmful byproducts from power plants.
• If just 1 percent of American homes replaced an older toilet with a new WaterSense labeled toilet, the country would save more than 38 million kilowatt-hours of electricity -- enough electricity to supply more than 43,000 households for one month.
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