More than a million miles of water pipes in the U.S. will be in need of repair between now and 2035, says the American Waterworks Association. The cost of those repairs will top $1 trillion, and will largely be funded by your water bill.
Depending on where you live, your water bill could increase a lot. The American Waterworks Association says rural customers might pay $550 more a year, while residents of major cities are looking at a $75- to $100-per-year hike.
While there isn’t much you can do about the increase, you can curb your water usage and save money. Here are 17 ways:
In the kitchen
In the bathroom
In the laundry room
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