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Save money on your annual water bill by following this collection of the best advice. Plus, you'll be helping the environment as you save money!

And don't stop at your water bill... check out our guide to saving money every month by lowering your other monthly bills!

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  • Low flow shower heads can cost as little as $10 but can save up to $265 per year. They can reduce flow to as little as 1.5 gallons per minute, which is much more water efficient than the old ones...
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  • Low flow toilets generally use less than two gallons per flush, compared to water-guzzling older models which can use five to seven gallons per flush. Over a year, that's a savings of around 7,000...
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  • When buying a new dishwasher or washing machine, look for the ENERGY STAR rating. These will be more energy and water-efficient, saving money on water and electric bills. For dishwashers, skip...
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  • Drippy faucets are a sneaky money-drainer. More than 500 gallons of water per year are wasted on a faucet with a leak of 20 drips per minute (figure out your drip wastage at the U.S. Geological...
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  • A toilet flapper is a simple, inexpensive device that can be found at any hardware store. Adjustable toilet flappers let you control the amount of water that flows through a toilet on each flush and can reduce water used by up to three gallons per flush. This will add up to considerable savings on the water bill over time. Their main flaw is that [...]
  • The ideal amount of time to spend in the shower is three minutes, which is a short but adequate amount of time for sudsing and rinsing and will save hundreds of gallons of water per year. If you need to take longer, switch off the water while shampooing hair and sudsing up your body, then turn the water back on for rinsing. This will save water, [...]
  • Don't waste water by letting it run to get hot. Instead, heat water on the stove, or in the microwave. Best yet, try an electric kettle, which works very fast without using too much energy.
  • Low flow shower heads can cost as little as $10 but can save up to $265 per year. They can reduce flow to as little as 1.5 gallons per minute, which is much more water efficient than the old ones that use up to 5.5 gallons per minute, all without sacrificing water pressure! Since the shower represents 15-25% of all water usage in a typical house, [...]
  • Some of our favorite tried-and-true tips that will show you how to save money every month. From your electric bill to your water bill to your cell phone bill and more, we'll give you the LOZO on lowering those monthly bills.