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The Green Life: Green Your Rental -- Save Water

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October 02, 2008

Green Your Rental -- Save Water

With home ownership climbing out of reach, going green at home increasingly means finding ways to conserve resources that won't get tenants in hot water with property owners. Want to green your rental? Here's how to get started.

Tip #4: Make simple alterations that cut costs for both tenant and landlord

ShowerheadAmericans use about 100 gallons of water a day. You can scale back water use (and the amount you spend heating it up) by installing a low-flow shower head. To maximize water pressure, choose one that's aerated. This kind mixes air in with the water, so temperature may drop a bit. Non-aerated versions keep the heat up, but you might lose some pressure. Want to talk it over with your landlord? Arm yourself with facts about potential water and energy savings from Flex Your Power.

-- Hannah Buoye

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