How To Not Make Waves With Your H20 Waste

Fix those leaky pipes!

Studies have shown that the average person uses about 100 gallons of water each day, most of them at home. But there are ways to cut back on your massive H20 usage. In the eighth episode of “Sustainable Self,” a HuffPost Originals series on small ways we can reduce our huge impact on the environment, we look at water waste.

Household leaks alone account for one trillion gallons of wasted water annually, but the fix is easy: replace your old pipes. It’s as simple as calling a plumber or even watching a YouTube video for a crash course in plumbing 101. 

Even actions as small as turning off the water while brushing your teeth or taking a shorter shower can reduce your water impact by gallons per day. Watch the video above for more easy tips on how to conserve water at home.

The Huffington Post is partnering with to launch the Sustainable Self movement page, where viewers can create and join petitions based on the issues highlighted in each episode. Visit to become part of the movement! 



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