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4 Ways You’re Wasting Water Without Realizing

Put a Stop to Water Waste

Did you know that the average American can waste more than 100 gallons of water per day? That's right, it's not just a case of wasting a gallon or two here and there! Water waste takes a toll on your wallet and on our planet's resources, yet it is easily avoidable.

Read on to learn more about how you can make a commitment to wasting less water in your home.

Turn Off the Faucet

One of the easiest ways to save water is to simply turn the faucet off while you're brushing your teeth or shaving. You can save three to four gallons of water a day by doing this!

Responsible Dishwashing

When it comes to after-dinner clean-up, it's important to be smart with your water usage. Hand washing dishes can easily use up to 20 gallons of water. When possible, we encourage you to use your dishwasher instead! New, efficient dishwashers are able to run a full cycle on just four gallons of water.

Just be sure you're only running cycles when your dishwasher is full to maximize on water usage.

Be Shower Smart

One of the biggest ways people waste water is by taking long showers. While relaxing, your 20-minute shower is wasting precious resources and money. Try limiting your showers to 5-10 minutes.

Keep Up With Plumbing Repairs

Leaks account for thousands of gallons of wasted water every year. Avoid letting money drip down the drain and keep up with plumbing repairs as they come up. Give your trusted plumber a call and they'll be out to fix up that pesky leak in no time!

By following these simple tips, you can make a big impact in saving water! If you're in need of plumbing repairs, give the AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling team a call at (516) 217-2196 to schedule an appointment today!