Tuesday, January 9, 2018
- by Jay Bell, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga
Most home owners are lucky enough to be able to start each day with a hot shower and a fresh cup of coffee. You might even take a few minutes to water your lawn or garden before heading off to work. This is all second nature, and you probably dont spend much time thinking about your homes water consumption.
In fact, you may be surprised to learn a few fact about where and how your home uses water.
1. Indoor Water Use
The majority of indoor water is used in your homes bathrooms. Toilets are the biggest water users inside the house, with each flush requiring gallons of water. Shower faucets land in second place.
A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders found that single-family homes built after the 1990shave an average of 3.1 toilets, 2.6 showers, and 2.3 bathtubs. Luckily, innovations in water-saving technology for showers and toilets have exploded in recent decades, so its fairly easy to cut down on your bathroom water use with a few updates.
After bathrooms, laundry rooms consume the most water by far. Though theyve also been ...