Use Water Sense: Cap Your Tap

Understanding your water usage and using water sense at the tap can help you save money!

Water Faucet

Saving on your water bill can be quite simple.

Photo courtesy Steve Young

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made it easier for you to find water-efficient appliances and fixtures. Look for the "WaterSense" seal of approval on items such as toilets, faucets and landscape irrigation systems. Rest assured that your EPA-approved product conserves at least 20 percent more water than industry standards. To learn more about these sensible goods, go to www.epa.gov/watersense. It cuts water use by 50 percent to 70 percent and can save a family of four up to $250 a year.