(NAPSA) - Drip. Drip. Drip. The average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons each year from easy-to-fix water leaks, adding up to more than one trillion gallons of water lost annually nationwide. Many of these leaks have do-it-yourself fixes that could cost only a few dollars to address.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program is encouraging homeowners to find and fix leaks to save more than 10 percent on utility bills now and help save water for future generations.
If you need to replace plumbing fixtures, save even more water by replacing them with WaterSense-labeled models. WaterSense labels toilets, faucets, urinals and (coming soon) showerheads that use at least 20 percent less water and are independently tested and certified to perform as well as or better than standard plumbing fixtures.
For more information and tips about how to save water, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.
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