Every day, 400 billion gallons of water are used in the US alone. About half of that usage is dedicated to thermoelectric power generation. The rest goes to agricultural, industrial and residential uses. In the US, one residence can use up to 100,000 gallons of water per year. However, not all of this water is used and a percentage is actually wasted!
A running faucet produces about two gallons of water per minute. With this in mind, if you turn your faucet off while brushing your teeth, you can save about four gallons each time! A faulty faucet that leaks at one drop per second can waste between 2,700 and 3,000 gallons of water every year.
Older toilets use about three gallons of water per flush where newer toilets only use roughly one gallon. If your toilet is broken and is constantly running, it can waste up to 200 gallons per day! Taking a bath uses about 70 gallons of water where as five minutes in the shower uses between 10 and 25 gallons. Baths and showers are the largest domestic uses of water in the US.
If you’re looking to contribute to water conservation, start by fixing your faucets, replacing your toilets and opting for showers instead of baths. Another great way to make sure water isn’t wasted is to choose filtered bottled water over tap water in a glass. You can take your Mountain Park Spring Water with you on the go when it’s in a 20-ounce bottle. If you fill a glass with tap water and you don’t finish drinking it, that’s more drops down the drain.
With our water delivery to homes and businesses, having fresh spring water is just as convenient as getting water from the sink. Water coolers and bottled water are both great alternatives to using more water from your faucet that has the potential to be wasted. It tastes better too! If you’re located in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, or the surrounding area, give us a call today. We also service the greater Martinsville and Danville area in Virginia.