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Beat the Peak! Tips to Reduce Summer Water Use and Save Money from WaterSense

By Watersense EPA
August 14, 2011
File under: Gardening, Resource Management

Summer’s rising temperatures mean rising outdoor water use, especially during “peak season,” which typically occurs anywhere from July through early August, depending on your region of the country.

The average American home uses about 260 gallons of water per day; during peak season some homes can use 1,000 gallons per day. Some homes even use as much as 3,000 gallons per day, the equivalent of leaving a garden hose running for nearly 8 hours!

Check out these five simple tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program to help you save money and water this summer.

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