Front Load washers: wow!
I just bought a front load washer. The water dumps into a big slow sink before emptying into the septic.
With the old top loader, this huge sink would almost fill to the rim. With this new front loader, the sink barely fills 1/4 of the way.
This a HUGE difference in water usage! I mean, it uses less than half (or far less than half) of the top loader!
We're not talking about a high percentage of a *small* amount of water... with EACH load, these front loaders are saving 15 gallons! (maybe more)
Why didn't I know about this before? Why aren't we hearing as much about front loaders as we are about the Toyota Prius?
I am guessing that this is no secret to "green" people, but to the rest of us... this is an EASY way to contribute *and* have a huge impact on water usage.