New Home Construction Presents Water Conservation Challenges

A presentation on improving water conservation at the recent Polk Regional Water Cooperative revealed an interesting fact.

It is that average water consumption is higher in homes built in the past 20 years than it is for older homes.

This seems counterintuitive with all of the modern water-saving devices from toilets to appliances.

What has changed is that homes built since 1995 typically come with irrigation systems, which encourages more water consumption.