24 Sep '11, 3pm

If your faucet is dripping at a rate of one drop per second you will waste 2,700 gallons of water per year.

1 Fix leaky toilets. A leaky toilet can waste up to 600 gallons of water per month! To check for leaks, put several drops of food coloring into the tank. If the color makes its way into the bowl, the toilet is leaking. For more information on detecting toilet leaks, visit the Toiletology 101 website. 2 Repair dripping faucets. If your faucet is dripping at a rate of one drop per second you will waste 2,700 gallons of water per year. 3 Install newer-model faucets and showerheads. Look for models with aerators and flow restrictors—they’ll cut your water usage dramatically. A new showerhead, for example, can cut water use up to 70 percent. The Eartheasy website offers tips for buying faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads . 4 Turn water off while shaving or brushing teeth. You can save 4 gallons per minute. That’s 200 gallons per week! 5 Plug the bathtub before turning wate...

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