October is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program’s Shower Better Month. As a WaterSense partner, DEC is promoting Shower Better Month as an opportunity to improve the water efficiency in homes across the state. Showering is one of the leading uses of water in the home, accounting for 20 percent of residential indoor water use. For the average family, this adds up to nearly 40 gallons per day. By replacing a standard showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, the average family can save 2,900 gallons of water and reduce their water and energy costs by more than $70 per year.
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