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Drought in Effect in NYS - Save Water During Shower Better Month

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Most of Western NYS remains under a drought warning, with the rest of the state under a drought watch. You can do your part to save water.

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EPA estimates that replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense® labeled model can save four gallons of water per shower.

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Albany, NY - October 7, 2016 - Most of Western NYS remains under a drought warning, with the rest of the state under a drought watch. You can do your part to save water.

U.S. EPA’S WaterSense® program has declared October to be Shower Better Month.  As a WaterSense® partner, DEC is promoting Shower Better Month in New York as an opportunity to improve the water efficiency in homes across the state. EPA estimates that replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense® labeled model can save four gallons of water per shower. For an average family, this adds up to an annual savings of 2,900 gallons of water and 13 days of energy.  

For more tips on conserving water, visit DEC’s Saving Water Makes Good Sense webpage.