July 2018

Save water and money this summer

No matter where you live, water conservation is becoming an increasingly important issue. The good news is that saving more water isn't actually that difficult. In fact, just a few simple updates in your bathroom could add up to big savings over time — in water as well as money.

  • 10,000 gallons of water is wasted by leaks every year
  • Nearly 30% of indoor water usage goes down the toilet — literally
  • Nearly 1.2 trillion gallons a year is used just for showering

Top bathroom upgrade tips

Here are three sustainable bathroom updates that, over time, could potentially lead to a significant decrease in your water bill.

  1. Don't be a drip
    If you've got a leaky faucet or showerhead, now is the time to get them replaced and put a stop to unnecessary water (and money) waste.

  2. Flush with options
    Retrofitting your toilet with a dual-flush system can help decrease water use, plus it's an affordable alternative to buying a new one — a win-win.

  3. Go with the low-flow
    Today's eco-friendlier fixtures can help you use less water without making you feel like you've gone on a "water diet."


Want more eco-savings ideas?
Aside from simple water conserving updates, you may also want to consider other eco-friendly upgrades and renovations to create a more sustainable home environment.

Perhaps you'd like a new drought-resistant garden, solar panels or new energy-saving kitchen appliances. Whether you have a large or small project in mind, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) could help provide the funds you need to make it happen.

Contact me for details and information on today's low rates.

United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov/watersense

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