Making Every Drop of Water Count
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We use water every day when we brush our teeth, bathe or shower, wash our hands and wash dishes. Together let's make every drop of water count. By making small changes we can have a big impact!
Brush for 2 minutes twice a day, but turn off the faucet
- The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day. But turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth can save up to 3,000 gallons of water per year – that’s the equivalent of 50,000 glasses of water!
Reduce showers by 2 minutes
- Reducing your shower by 2 minutes saves both water and energy. In one year you can save up to 1,800 gallons of water and enough energy to power a 13-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for approximately 2 years.
Turn off the faucet while washing the dishes
- Turning off the faucet when washing the dishes by hand for two minutes saves both water and energy. In one year you can save up to 1,600 gallons of water and enough energy to charge a cell phone for almost 3 years.
Turn off the faucet when washing hands
- Turning off the faucet for 10 seconds while washing your hands can save both water and energy. In one year you can save up to 400 gallons of water and enough energy to power a 13-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for over 2 months.
To learn more about what you can do to save water visit the USEPA Water Sense site
To learn more about what you can do to save energy visit the USEPA ENERGY STAR site http://www.energystar.gov.
Colgate is proud to be an ENERGY STAR Partner.
Water and energy facts are based on U.S. standards and references. Actual impact will vary.