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Old 04-12-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Water that comes in through your pipes is treated and this costs resources and energy. Water that goes out sewer gets treated and that takes more resources and energy.
Is the OP on Municipal water?

I missed the post where that was stated.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Is the OP on Municipal water?

I missed the post where that was stated.
It wasn't mentioned directly. Given that OP talked about saving water being "easier on the wallet" and that only 15% of the U.S. gets water from a private well, it seemed a reasonable assumption.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My electric bill can go up if we leave a faucet running. Our well pump is electric.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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My electric bill can go up if we leave a faucet running. Our well pump is electric.
So, even without city water, if you waste water, you waste energy unless you're off-grid and not using a gas generator or something.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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So, even without city water, if you waste water, you waste energy unless you're off-grid and not using a gas generator or something.
Assuming that your water source requires electricity, and your electricity source is non-renewable; yes.

A smart person would have multiple sources of water [in case there are issues with that one source], and would be using solar, or wind, or hydro power for their electric needs.
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