Be the Change

Be the change you wish to see.

l_adult_hands_water_to_childKeeping our rivers flowing, lakes rippling, and aquifers plentiful is imperative to enjoying the New Hampshire way of life. We love water. We need water. We are water. Be the change you wish to see and be for water! On average, New Hampshire residents use approximately 63 gallons of water per day in the winter months and an additional 30 gallons per day in the summer–most of which may be attributed to outdoor water use. Experts agree that we can cut indoor water use by 30% and outdoor water use by 50% by making a few simple changes.

What you can do:

  • Take simple steps in the kitchen and in the bathroom to use water more efficiently like turning off the water when brushing your teeth or washing vegetables in a large bowl rather than under running water.
  • Take simple steps to maintain your lawn efficiently and create low maintenance lawns and landscapes.
  • Fix leaks. The average American family can waste, on average, more than 11,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks.
  • Consider installing WaterSense labeled faucets, showerheads, and toilets. WaterSense labeled toilets use up to 20 percent less water, while offering equal or superior performance. Compared to older, less water-efficient models, WaterSense labeled toilets could save a family of four more than $90 annually on its water utility bill and $2,000 over the lifetime of the toilets.
  • Encourage your town, city, or water system to become a WaterSense partner or join the We’re for Water campaign.