An average household of four people uses about 12,000 gallons of water every year doing laundry. Cutting down on your washing machine’s water usage can help with water conservation and save you money. One of the easiest switches to make is to avoid the permanent-press cycle, which uses about 5 gallons of water during the extra rinse. And if you can’t wait to run a full load of laundry in order to maximize water usage, simply adjust the water levels to match the smaller load of laundry. These simple steps can save hundreds of gallons of water every year.
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