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Install Low-Flow Shower Heads and Aerators

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Many people don't think of saving water when thinking of saving money. Yet, there are many easy ways to decrease the amount of water used in your household. Two of them are installing low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators.

A low-flow showerhead uses about 2.5 gallons of water per minute (GPM) as opposed to 6 GPM from old showerheads. That means you can save 35 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower, which saves your furnace from heating more water, too.

Installing a low-flow aerator on your kitchen faucet also reduces water use greatly (faucets made after 1994 already have these). Combining low-flow showerhead and aerator use with a change in habits, the average family can save thousands of gallons of water per year.