Tap water can add up to big waste
Q: How much water am I really wasting if I don’t turn the faucet off while brushing my teeth? Is it even worth it?
Greg G., Point Loma
A: The current drought reminds us that every drop of water is precious and we all need to conserve wherever and whenever possible.
On average, about two gallons of water flow from a faucet each minute. Something as simple as turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save up to three or four gallons of water per person per day. That’s more than 1,000 gallons of water per year or enough for almost 100 four-minute showers.