Making Every Drop of Water Count

Making Every Drop of Water Count
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Making Every Drop of Water Count

We all use water everyday when we brush our teeth, bathe or shower, wash our hands and wash dishes. By making small changes we make a big impact.

Colgate is committed to making every drop of water count. By making small changes, working together we can make a big impact!

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth

  • Turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth can save approximately 3,000 gallons of water per year. That is enough to fill 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 almost 2,000 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 saves both water and energy. In one year you can save over 1,500 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 approximately 400 gallons of water and energy to power a 13-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for over 2 months.

Learn More

To learn more about what you can do to save water visit the USEPA Water Sense site
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/what_you_can_do.html

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 US based consumer habits and practices, actual impact will vary.

   
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