Home Water Works
Consumer Website by the Alliance for Water Efficiency
On January 16, 2012, AWE officially launched its new water efficiency website Home Water Works, featuring an advanced household water calculator. This stunning website was created to give consumers the best and most relevant information about conserving water at home, and offers water saving tips and information about every major water-using fixture and appliance found in homes today.
A central feature of Home Water Works is the Water Calculator – a powerful and accurate tool for estimating where water is used in your home. Answer a few simple questions and the Water Calculator quickly estimates how much water is used for toilets, showers, clothes washers, faucets, dishwashers, and even leaks. The Water Calculator tells you where and how to increase water efficiency in your home by identifying the end uses where water can be saved and the end uses where a high level of efficiency has already been achieved.
Created through a unique partnership with The Field Museum in Chicago, the Water Calculator’s crisp cinematic style graphics move the user through the house, answering simple questions about appliances and fixtures. Indoor use estimates are calculated using carefully researched per capita estimates from national water use studies. Using national climate data sets, the Water Calculator estimates outdoor use based on the size and type of the landscape and the irrigation methods employed. The Water Calculator even estimates the carbon footprint associated with water heating in the home.
The Home Water Works web site provides the most current information about residential water use and efficiency for the entire house. From fixing a leaking toilet to improving the quality of the soil in the yard, Home Water Works provides essential and up-to-date information on how to make your home as water efficient as possible.
The Home Water Works web site was developed by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and was made possible in part by a grant from The Home Depot Foundation. The Water Calculator was originally created by The Field Museum and was modified for this web site with their permission.
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