Home Water Use

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Water coming out of a showerhead

As water costs continue to rise across the country, and some areas face droughts, aridification and water supply constraints, water efficiency strategies in residential construction can play an important role, and provide multiple benefits for builders and consumers alike. Builders can save time and money on materials and labor with proper planning while positioning customers to save on their utility bills and have an overall improved living experience.

Water Efficiency Strategies

Cost-Effective Solutions to Increase Water Efficiency New to water efficiency in the home? Check out NAHB’s education module “Cost-Effective Home Solutions to Increase Water Efficiency.” This module will examine the current impact of hydrologic management on home building and explore strategies for site design, plumbing fixture selection, and rainwater collection.