Opt to Act - Simple Action #43: Save money and water by installing water-efficient fixtures.

Join REI in making the fight for a life outdoors part of your life with the Opt to Act Plan - 52 weeks of simple actions to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it. Full details can be found here.

Week 43: Save money and water by installing water-efficient fixtures.

Water-efficient fixtures can be used in toilets, urinals, showerheads and faucets to reduce the flow of water, allowing you to use at least 20 percent less water than conventional fixtures, according to the EPA. This means significant savings on water bills for you (the EPA estimates that a family can save more than $380 annually by installing water-efficient fixtures), and it helps with overall water conservation efforts (which in turn reduces the amount of energy needed to process and deliver water, which reduces pollution). You can buy low-flow fixtures at your local hardware store, and the EPA’s Water Sense page offers more information about installation.

Take part: Sept. 20–26, 2020

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