Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

While over 70% of the earth is covered with water, less than 3% is fresh water and less than 1% is accessible.  The rest is locked away in glaciers, snowfields, and below the earth's surface.  According to World Vision over 800 million people lack access to fresh water and over 800 children die from poor water and sanitation.  Those that do have access to freshwater incur both an economic as well as environmental cost that has worldwide impact.

Bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub
While bathtubs use more water in a single-use, the toilet is flushed many times a day (and by multiple family members). This makes the toilet the biggest use of fresh water in a typical home.

For the average family of four living in a home built before 1992, over 25,000 gallons of freshwater is used flushing the original toilets each year.  Source: American Water Works Assc.

WATERouter® allows homeowners to retrofit their existing toilets to utilize greywater, saving many thousands of gallons of freshwater per year.

Saving freshwater has a significant environmental as well as economic impact worldwide. 

Have you ever considered how much water is used in a typical bathroom sink?
Hand Washing:

The average faucet flow rate is between 1.0 - 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute). Hand washing for 20 seconds can use up to 0.5 gallons of water.

Brushing Teeth:

If you leave the water on while brushing your teeth, you will use about 5 gallons of water.

Washing Hands