Many organizations are now actively working to improve community relations and prove to their neighbors, vendors, and customers that they are striving to be environmentally sensitive and promote sustainability. Reducing water consumption is one way they are accomplishing this.
Every year, more than one trillion gallons of water go down the drain because of household leaks. There’s a financial waste, as well; leaks may increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program encourages consumers to celebrate the seventh annual Fix a Leak Week this week by finding and fixing water leaks in their homes.
Simple repairs can yield big water conservation benefits
March 17, 2014
The EPA is urging people to fix household water leaks this week, which has been designated asl Fix a Leak Week. Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year across the U.S., equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes.
The demand for fresh water in the U.S. will exceed supply by 40 percent by 2030, says a State Department report. Global consumption, which has increased threefold in the past 50 years, and short- and long-term droughts are the main cause for the worldwide problem.