The Yarmouth Water Department has teamed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program to help consumers and businesses save water for future generations and reduce costs on their utility bills. WaterSense aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and water-saving practices. The program encourages customers to look for WaterSense labeled products, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models. WaterSense also promotes water-saving techniques and practices that reduce stress on water supplies.
Water Sense Labeled Fixtures
The average family can save nearly 38,000 gallons of water per year by retrofitting its home with WaterSense labeled fixtures and ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. If every home in the United States upgraded to WaterSense labeled fixtures and ENERGY STAR qualified appliances, we could save nearly 4 trillion gallons of water and nearly $40 billion in water costs across the country annually.
Identifying Water Leaks
Another important part of the WaterSense program is helping consumers identify and repair water leaks in their homes or businesses. The average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. So take a few minutes to check for leaks in your home today! Step by step how-tos for checking for leaks in toilets, faucets, showerheads and outdoor irrigation can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week