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How to Save Water in Your Home

By September 13, 2016October 12th, 2022No Comments

The facts:

Did you know that a daily average of 10 gallons of water is lost to leaks in your home? According to National Geographic, that’s 14% of your daily indoor water usage.

Washers, toilets, and showers are the top offenders of water usage. The US Geological Surveys say that showers can use up to 5 gallons per minute! Each toilet flush uses around 1.6 gallons and dishwashers use anywhere from 6-16 gallons per cycle.

Water conservation is important not only for your wallet, but for our communities. Here at Lowery, we want to help you save water in your home every day. We only use solid brass domestic valves and shutoff and our new solid brass quarter turn angle stops will provide a lifetime of reliability.
You can visit to calculate how much water you may be using per day.

Tips for saving water in your home:

  1. First off, be aware. One of the top ways to save water in the home is to keep conservation on your mind.
  2. Take shorter showers. We understand a long hot shower can be the best after a long day. Try to shave off a few minutes and it will show on your bill.
  3. If you shave in the shower, try turning off the faucet. This can save you about 1 gallon of water. You can also purchase a low-flow showerhead to save on water.
  4. Turn the faucet off when you brush your teeth. You can use up to a gallon of water while brushing!
  5. Fix dripping shower heads or faucets.
    Look for signs of leaks. Look for warping, rust, damp or soft spots around the dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine, sinks, water heater, and bathtubs and toilets.
  6. Be aware of sounds, sensations, and smells! Listen to see if your toilet is running during the day. Smell for odors coming from floors or walls. Track your water bill. If it is slowly increasing each month or increasing drastically there might be a leak somewhere in your home.
  7. One way to find out if you have a leak is to shut down everything in your house that uses water. Read you water meter and then read it again in a few hours. If the meter moves, that means you have a leak.

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