Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system by reducing soil saturation, and reducing any pollution due to leaks. Overloading municipal sewer systems can also cause untreated sewage to flow to lakes and rivers. The smaller the amount of water flowing through these systems, the lower the likelihood of pollution. In some communities, costly sewage system expansion has been avoided by community-wide household water conservation.
Saving water also saves energy. A portion of energy used in any state is for pumping and treating water. In fact, pumping water, sometimes uphill, accounts for 2 – 3% of all the electricity used in a state. As for your personal energy bill, using less hot water saves on water heating. Conversely, saving energy and using alternative energy saves water. Electricity production from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is responsible for 39% of all freshwater withdrawals in the nation.
There are many effective ways to conserve water in and around your home. Look through this app for ways that will work for you.
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