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Saving Water

Dual Flush ToiletThe United Nations Environment Programme predicts that 1.8 billion people will be living in places with severe water shortages by 2025, and two-thirds of the world's population could be subject to some water scarcity. Canadians are one of the highest water users per capita in the world, using over 300 litres of water per person per day! The Saving Water eco product category identifies products that can help reduce Canadian household water consumption.

When qualifying Saving Water products we look for the following attributes:

  • More water-efficient than their traditional counterparts
  • Dual flush toilets use less water than a standard toilet
  • Low-flow showerheads use 70% less water than a standard showerhead
  • Alternative technologies / practices that can save water
  • Rain barrels can be placed outside to collect rainwater that can be used to water your lawn and garden, rather than using fresh water from a hose.