NJ American Water Encourages Conservation in 2010

According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections, 1 billion gallons of water are used in the state every day. That's enough water to cover the Garden State in about eight inches of water.

Here are some simple suggestions to save water and money:

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or washing dishes in the sink.
  • Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are full.
  • If your appliances have a water-saver cycle, use it.
  • Adjust the water level of your clothes washer so it matches your load size.
  • Regularly check your toilet, faucets, and pipes for leaks. If you find a leak, have it fixed as soon as possible.
  • Consider water and energy-efficient appliances. EPA-certified Energy Star washing machines may use 35 percent less water per load. Water-saving shower heads, toilets and faucet aerators can also help cut your water usage.
  • Insulate exposed water pipes with pre-slit foam insulation. You'll enjoy hot water faster and avoid wasting water while it heats up.

"With small adjustments to their daily routine, customers can reduce their water use, help New Jersey save a natural resource and, at the same time, lower their water bill," said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water. "We want our customers to start the new year off right and make a New Year's resolution to save water and money."

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