Saving Water at Home and in the Backyard

The average American person uses 100 gallons of water every day.

That's enough to fill two bathtubs. Did you know you pay twice for most of that water: once for the water itself and once for the cost of heating it. Reducing the amount of water you use can mean big savings. Here is how you can save water in your home and backyard.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Water Efficiency Upgrades for the Home

 

Water upgrades… a drop in the financial bucket or a tidal wave of savings?

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Upgrading toilets, faucets, and shower heads in a 2-person, 2-bath home saves about $450 over 10 years. The upgrades don’t really start to pay for themselves until years 4 through 6 though.

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James Flannel Guy ROI's picture

Portland, Oregon-based Flannel Guy ROI is a working dude and family man that likes flannel shirts and wants to achieve financial independence a little sooner than most, particularly by making smart spending decisions and living intentionally. 

His overall idea is to look at spending decisions as investments: what decisions will return the most value to you over time? 

Each scenario is evaluated over a 10-year horizon with the following summary statistics:

Present value – what is the total value of your investment and expected returns in today’s dollars?
Return on investment (ROI) – how much of your original investment will you make back?
Payback period – how long will it take you to recoup your original investment?

Learn more at www.flannelguyroi.com

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Young child laughing with hose and water.
11/14/2019
The average American person uses 100 gallons of water every day. That's enough to fill two bathtubs. Did you know you pay twice for most of that water: once for the water itself and once for the... read more
water splashing in woman's face
01/10/2016
  Water upgrades… a drop in the financial bucket or a tidal wave of savings? Abstract: Upgrading toilets, faucets, and shower heads in a 2-person, 2-bath home saves about $450 over 10... read more
Young child laughing with hose and water.
11/14/2019
The average American person uses 100 gallons of water every day. That's enough to fill two bathtubs. Did you know you pay twice for most of that water: once for the water itself and once for the... read more
water splashing in woman's face
01/10/2016
  Water upgrades… a drop in the financial bucket or a tidal wave of savings? Abstract: Upgrading toilets, faucets, and shower heads in a 2-person, 2-bath home saves about $450 over 10... read more