Saving water is important everywhere, but it is incredibly important in the desert. You can help to limit water usage in a house by using WaterSense Certified fixtures, dual-flush or low flow toilets, and an Energy Star clotheswasher and dishwasher. Our Amélie house saves 96,000 gallons of potable water a year by using the aforementioned fixtures, toilets, and washers. To put that into perspective, a person is supposed to drink 184 gallons of water a year to be very healthy. We saved enough potable water this year for 527 people to have a healthy amount of water for a year.