Efficiency Just Makes WaterSense

Water/Energy: Linking Efficiency Efforts (Special Edition)
A version of this article appears in the Water/Energy: Linking Efficiency Efforts (Special Edition) issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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June 07, 2007
Which saves more energy—turning off your faucet or turning off your lights? If you guessed turning off your lights, think again. Running your faucet for 5 minutes can use as much energy as running a 60W light bulb for 14 hours—depending on where your water comes from! Whether it’s in the media or around the water cooler,  America is talking about the environment. Yet while energy costs and energy efficiency have caught most people’s attention, our nation is just starting to focus on water efficiency and its impact on energy use.

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