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Water saving tips can be installing a low flow shower head or taking less time to shower. Instead of wasting 14 to 20 Liters per minute, you will spend only 3.8 to 9.5 liters per minute!

Without reducing the water pressure, we save 30% on the water consumption of the shower and 15% on the cost to heat the water.When you cut your hot water use,you not only save water but the energy used to heat the water. See Green Energy Efficient Homes for more hot water saving tips.

Water saving toilets

Water saving toilets come in all shapes and sizes.The number one reason you want to be able to replace your old toilet would be because it uses up to 20 litres of water.

If you're toilet is around 15 years old, it probably uses only 13L. If you have the latest models of low flush toilets, then you are only spending 3 to 6 liters of water.

Other water saving tips would be to use low flush toilets which in return use a smaller tank and a specially designed bowl to give the same flush power but with a lot less water.

If you are building a new house or just renovating it, go for the 6 liter ultra low-flush toilet.

Just by doing this, you will save between 50% to 70%. This is the equivalent of an amount of 102,000;1 liter bottles of potable water!

Another method to save on water is by installing electronic faucets like they do in certain public bathrooms when you go to the mall for example.

Like this we spend 2 times less water to wash our hands and 3 times less to brush our teeth. How much would you be saving?200 Liters per day!.

Also remember, if you are going to buy an energy star washing machine, get the new front load ones. You'll reduce by 40% on the water consumption. They are a little more expensive, but in the long run, you'll save big.

By following all of these water saving tips,you will be reducing the amount of water going to our sewers.

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