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GETTING SMART ABOUT OUTDOOR WATER USE

 

 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program estimates that outdoor watering accounts for nearly one-third of all residential water use—nearly 9 billion gallons per day. By combining a few common sense watering practices with today’s more efficient sprinkler systems, you can keep your landscape looking great using less water.

Read more for helpful tips from Rain Bird, to help you use less water this summer without sacrificing the health and beauty of your yard.

 

Upgrading to WaterSense®

Simply turning off your tap when brushing your teeth can save as much as 3,000 gallons of water per year.

You can conserve even more by installing WaterSense® labeled bathroom sink faucets or faucets accessories. Doing so, an average household can reduce its water consumption by 500 gallons each year.

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HOW TO CREATE AN ECO-FRIENDLY BATHROOM

From water-efficient bathroom fixtures to water-conserving dual-flush toilets, bathrooms are increasingly designed with eco-friendly features in mind. It’s easy to see why bathrooms are going green. Bathrooms require the largest amount of water usage in most homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Going green in the bathroom not only helps the environment, it also helps your wallet.

WaterSense® Products Sold
Items
60,700,000
The number of WaterSense® approved products sold from 2006 through 2014 at The Home Depot U.S. stores and online.
Water Saved in 2014
gal
47,800,000,000
The number of gallons of water saved in 2014 because of purchases of water conservation products from The Home Depot U.S. stores and online.

This assumes the products purchased replaced non water conservation products.
Dollars Saved in 2014
USD
403,000,000
The amount of money saved in 2014 based on the amount of water saved in one year because of purchases of water conservation products from The Home Depot U.S. stores and online.
Swimming Pools Filled
pools
2,390,000
The number of average sized residential swimming pools that could be filled based on the amount of water saved in 2014 from purchases of water conservation products from The Home Depot U.S. stores and online.

This number assumes that it takes 20,000 gallons on average to fill a swimming pool.
The above numbers are based on averages and certain assumptions. Click on a ticker for details.

Turn on the tap at The Home Depot for water conservation

If you want to go green by consuming less water, look to The Home Depot. Proud to be sustainability minded, we offer numerous Eco Options products. Fixing leaks or upgrading to high efficiency toilets, high efficiency showerheads, faucets, washing machines or water heaters with WaterSense® or ENERGY STAR® labeled products not only can save you money but also help you use water more efficiently. For any home improvement project or “green need,” go to The Home Depot. We'll help you find ways to conserve water.