The Global Impact
Contrary to popular belief, water is not an infinite commodity. Sadly, our unsustainable use of water is running in short supply. Recent studies found that the water demand will exceed the water supply by 40 percent in the next 20 years and one third of the global population will only have half the amount of water we need.
Most people think that leaving the water running while brushing your teeth or washing the dishes are the only ways we waste water. However, research shows that Americans waste billions of gallons of water every year by during our daily routine of taking a shower.
For instance, did you know…
- Running water while shaving in the shower wastes 500 million gallons of water per year!
- “Warming Up” your shower wastes 1 Billion gallons of water per year!
- Teenagers that spend an excess amount of time in the shower waste up to 100 Billion gallons of water per year!
By addressing just a few of our shower behaviors, we can save billions of gallons of water every year!
The Epiphany!™ Digital Flow Optimizer makes it possible to address these impacts without changing your lifestyle or your habits!
The US Impact
In many parts of the US severe droughts that are impacting the cost and availability of water and, increasingly, the cost of infrastructure improvements to provide adequate supplies of potable water to our ever expanding population. The latest US government data on drought conditions is provided in the map below.
The Personal Impact
The truth is that conserving water not only benefits the environment, it benefits you.
The United Stated Green Building Council (USGBC) certification standard requires a 30% savings in water consumption. Saving water during showering not only helps you do your part to save the planet, it saves money. The more water you save, the more money you save!
The following chart shows how much money an average family of four can save in water and heating costs in selected cities in the United States!
Using the Epiphany!™ Digital Flow Optimizer, your family could save up to 40% on your water consumption and realize even greater savings!