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Going Green: Saving water in the home
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With another hot summer and drought looming over central Texas, saving water in the home can be both good for the earth and your wallet.
Jason Ballard co-founded TreeHouse, a home improvement store dedicated to selling products to make homes more environmentally friendly. He said the number one use of water in the home is the toilet. By switching to a low-flush or dual-flush toilet, the water used for toilet purposes could be cut to about half.
Showers and faucets also have a big impact on the amount of water used. Replacing these fittings with water sense certified fixtures use less water and maintain the same performance as traditional ones.
For more information about how to lower the water use in your home, visit the education page on the Treehouse website.