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Water Use: Be Green and Save Gold!
Water Use:  Be Green and Save Gold!
 
Are you a water hog or a water miser?  Chances are, if you’re like most Canadians, whether you live in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Parkland County or elsewhere, you use more water than you should.  This excessive water use costs us as homeowners, in higher water bills, and as citizens, putting a strain on infrastructure and resources.
 “Stemming the flow of H2O”, an article in the March 3, 2012 issue of the Edmonton Journal and written by Patrick Langston of the Ottawa Citizen, contains some startling statistics about water use.  For instance, the article states that Canadians on average use 340 litres of water per person per day, the 2nd highest amount in the world.
 Other facts quoted in the article:
Roughly 65% of indoor water use occurs in the bathroom. One drop per second from a leaky faucet can waste about 10,000 litres of water in a year.  A toilet that keeps running after it’s flushed can waste up to 200,000 litres per year (enough to fill 2 swimming pools!) Standard shower heads release 15 to 20 litres of water per minute.  A low-flow model cuts that amount in half.  A standard 18-litre-per-flush ... more

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