Does Saving Faucet Water Make a Big Difference?
Is it safe to say more people love water than love math? I think that’s pretty safe.
But if you’re a water lover like I am, stay with me for a few equations. Be prepared, they’re a little scary, but this blog ends with hope.
The average person per household in the U.S. uses approximately 40 gallons of water inside the household per day (toilet, shower, washer, faucets, etc.).
FAUCET WATER (kitchen and bathroom) accounts for approximately 20% of that (40 X .20 = 8 gal.).
- 8 gallons of water per person per day
- 3 people per household
- 8 X 3 = 24 gallons per day
- 24 X 30 = 720 gallons per month
- 720 X 12 = 8,760 gallons per year
Did you know that 80% of the water used at the faucet is unnecessarily wasted? And the energy to heat the hot water is wasted too. We’ve studied it, and it’s true. Think about the water going down the drain each time you reach down to put a rinsed dish in the dishwasher. Do you brush your teeth with the water running? Do you know people who do? How much water do you really need to wash your hands? The list of activities involving waste is very long.
And now the scary math part:
- According to the 2013 U.S. census, there were 123,000,000 households last year
- 123,000,000 households X 8,760 gallons = 1,077,480,000,000 gallons used (that’s over a trillion)
- 1,077,480,000,000 gallons X 80% waste = 861,984,000,000 WASTED gallons and associated energy at the FAUCET
And now the hope: AquaPedal saves that 80%. We know. We’ve tested it. It works. That 862 billion gallons could be saved and help ease this drought.
Make a difference. You’ll feel great. And you’ll save money.