Simple, inexpensive upgrades to bathroom and kitchen fixtures are a great way to start conserving water. Something as basic as replacing an old faucet with a water-efficient model can save 8,000 gallons of water a year.
This kind of easy change is just one of the many tips and helpful information you can pick up at the Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour, making four stops in the Bay Area this week. Sponsored by American Standard, a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products, the 44-foot-long mobile showroom is open free to consumers and includes demos of the latest water-saving faucets, showerheads and toilets. Tour staff members can also help with financial calculations and estimate how much money you can save by using water-efficient bathroom products and retrofitting existing fixtures. You can also pick up pamphlets with water-saving tips for your home.