Friday, March 29, 2013

One Trillion Gallons


From the extremely handy folks at, more information we can all use to make our lives just a little bit better.

If you had to guess, how much clean (yes, clean) drinking water do you think is wasted each year by American households due to leaky pipes, toilets, shower heads and other fixtures? 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) gallons.  That's a lot of zeroes, a lot of water--and a lot of money out of our pockets.

These types of leaks are often easy to fix.  Many of these simple repairs can be accomplished with a few tools and hardware, and pay for themselves in water bill savingsLearn how to find and fix leaks in your home, and save water with WaterSense labeled products (WaterSense is not a brand but a water-efficiency program partnered with the EPA.)

While you're on their site, check out the rest of, including Get It Done Online!  This convenient site allows you to find many U.S. government services accessible online from, well, anywhere.

For more information on plumbing and other household repairs, see the TWU Libraries Catalog tab in TWUniversal.

Now go fix those leaks.

~Elaine Cox

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