40 Gallon Challenge
How many gallons of water can you save in a day? Saving water at home can be as easy as turning the water off while brushing your teeth, which saves up to eight gallons of water per day – and almost 3,000 gallons for the whole year. That’s enough water to run an Energy Star dishwasher 750 times!
Viewer Tip: Saving water is especially important during a drought. The 40 Gallon Challenge tracks individual water savings county-by-county across the United States. Using the 40 Gallon Challenge’s interactive map, you can see how much water counties and states are saving and what water-saving techniques are most popular. Visit www.40gallonchallenge.org to pledge to save water at home and compete against other counties to help your state save the most water in the country!
Why 40 gallons? Saving a minimum of 40 gallons a day for 30 days adds up to more than 1,000 gallons per month. Most water providers bill in thousand-gallon increments, so you should see real savings on your water bill if you put to use the recommended water-saving practices.
(Source: The 40 Gallon Challenge, www.40gallonchallenge.org)