Laundry Lessons: Water Saving Facts and Tips

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Washing laundry is a significant use of water in the average home and accounts for 30% of the overall water consumption inside the typical household of four persons.

The average American family washes almost 400 loads of laundry each year.

Conventional washers use about 40 gallons per load. High efficiency washers may use as little as 15 gallons per load.

Laundry Lessons

Adjust the water level in the washer to the amount needed for the load. Some of the new efficient washers will do this automatically.

When doing laundry always wash full loads.

When it's time to replace the clothes washer, choose a high-efficiency washer with a low water factor.

The smaller the water factor, the more efficient the clothes washer. Many well performing models have water factors below 4.0. Look for the lowest water factor available to achieve the highest water savings.

See if you qualify for a City of Bozeman Clothes Washer Rebate.