2023-05-01 13:00Blog post

Wise Water Use: Recognizing Water Awareness Month in May

Wise Water Tip

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day yet less than 1% of the water on Earth is fresh water. That’s why it’s so important that we use water wisely and not waste it.

During Water Awareness Month, American Water is delighted to share tips on how to reduce and conserve water usage inside and outside your home:

You can save up to 8 gallons of water by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth. That adds up to more than 200 gallons a month!

Reduce your water use by learning more about your lawn’s water requirements. If you leave footprints when walking across the grass, it’s time to water.

You can reduce your water use by washing only full loads of laundry or using the appropriate load size selection.

Track your water usage history on MyWater to shed light on possible leaks. www.amwater.com/mywater.

Native plants are happy with the usual amount of sun, water, and heat found in your area, which makes them water savers. Bonus: They help increase biodiversity!

There are many simple things we all can do to save water. To learn more, visit the EPA’s website here.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing.