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15 Look for a complete, searchable list of products at www.epa.gov/watersense/product_search.html. Is it worth the trouble? Yes. According to the USEPA, if one of every ten homes installed a WaterSense faucet, it would save about 6 bil- lion gallons of water per year and more than $50 million in energy costs. And that's just one faucet in a tenth of all homes! Imagine how much water and energy could be saved if more homes took action. Water Quality Tips We've talked about water quantity and reducing usage. What about water quality? Keep your water filters clean If you have a filter to remove contaminants, maintain it according to the manufacturer's specifications. This might include cleaning it, replacing filter cartridges, and sometimes call- ing in a professional for service. Filters over- due for cleaning or replacing may no longer work properly to remove contaminants and may let foul tastes and odors remain in your tap water. Wash water containers regularly You can have the best water treatment in the world, but if you put clean water into a dirty container, it may no longer be safe or palatable to drink. It's critical to These materials are the copyright of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and any dissemination, distribution, or unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

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