Save Green by Saving Blue
Water is the most important resource in the world, and it has become quite scarce. Of all the water on the planet, only 2.5% is freshwater. However, humans only have access to 0.3% of that water. Most of the freshwater on Earth is either locked away in glaciers and permanant snow cover, or is located underground and is inaccesible. As a result of stormwater runoff and various sources of contamination, the freshwater from our lakes and streams are not always safe for use. This leaves us with a very limited supply that is accessible and safe for human consumption.
On average, each New Jersey resident uses about 100 gallons of water a day which is equivalent to over 750 bottles of water! Although water is a natural resource, it is not free. New Jersey households pay a minimum of $50 a month for water. About 14% of the water the average homeowner pays for is wasted. By making small water-conserving changes around the home, residents will not only save money but will be helping to protect and preserve water for future generations.
Take the pledge to reduce your daily water consumption to 20 gallons a day!