Smart lighting, smart thermostats, smart window treatments: some of the many solutions that homeowners have adopted in order to make their homes more sustainable, use less energy, and improve your home’s environmental impact. But there’s one crucial piece to the environmental puzzle you’ve likely not thought of yet — your water usage.
The number of showers taken, dishwashers run, plants watered, cars washed, laps swam, and all the ways we use water every day add up. The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day, according to the EPA; worldwide, it adds up to more than 7 billion gallons used per day. While that amount of water can seem infinite given the sheer magnitude of it, it’s not; only 0.5 percent of all the water on the planet is available for fresh water use.
For those who are ready to tackle the final frontier of sustainability at home, there are brands and products that may help lower your water footprint. Moen, the no. 1 faucet brand in North America, aims to save 1 trillion gallons of water through its smart water products, plus repurpose 2,000 tons of ocean plastic for their products and packaging, by 2030. Moen is set to launch the new Moen Smart Faucet with Motion Control which will allow you to turn water on and off with simple hand motions. The faucet’s motion sensors detect when an object (like a cup or a hand) are near, to only deliver water when it’s needed and help minimize waste. You can even control temperature and flow with just the wave of your hand.
Check out these water-efficient products from Moen that don’t just do good, but also look good in your home.