Conserving residential water through the 40 Gallon Challenge

Efficient water-saving practices have resulted in Texanssaving an estimated 201.9 million gallons of water annually—almost 130 gallons perhousehold per day. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service joined the 40 Gallon Challenge, a program that asks residents and businesses to reduce their average water use by 40 gallons a day. Over 10 years, residential water education was provided to more than 4,200 households in 202 Texas counties. People wereencouraged to adopt water-saving techniques such as repairing leaky faucets, turning off water in between rinsing dishes, reducing irrigation run-times and replacing inefficient toilets and showerheads with low-flow devices. Water-cost savings to Texas participants is an estimated $734,700 per year.The 40 Gallon Challenge now hasmore than 11,506 participants in 48 states.Link to full statement on website: