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25 Ways You Can Conserve More Water Today

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25 Things You Can Do to Start Conserving More Water Today

Take a look at this short video:

It's a powerful message that makes you stop and think, right? Other than turning off the tap when brushing your teeth, there are many other ways you can conserve water (and in turn, save money!) in and outside your home.

25 Way to Conserve Water Today:

  • Turn the tap off when you do dishes, and only run the water when rinsing. If you have a double sink, fill one side with washing water and the other with rinsing water.
  • Rather than running the tap until the water is cold each time you want a drink, fill a pitcher with water and put it in the fridge so your water is already cold when you are ready.
  • Avoid buying bottled water. It takes approximately 6-7 times the amount of water in the bottle to make 1 plastic water bottle. Plus, it's a fact that plastic is not the healthiest thing for you or the planet.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in a large bowl filled with water rather than using running water.
  • When waiting for hot water, collect the colder water and use it for watering house plants or your outdoor garden.

  • Take shorter showers and keep in mind that baths will always use more water when compared to a 10-minute shower.
  • Install high-efficiency or low flow eco faucets and shower heads in your home. On average, standard faucets use 2.2 gallons of water per minute, but high efficiency faucets can use as little as 1.5 gallons per minute without affecting performance.
  • Choose the correct load size on your washer when doing laundry and consider purchasing a high efficiency washer when it's time to get a new one.
  • Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when you have a full load.
  • Purchase energy star appliances. They will cut down on energy and water consumption.
  • If your dishwasher is fairly new, avoid rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
  • Check hoses and outdoor faucets for leaks and fix immediately.

  • When the cooler weather arrives, be sure to turn off the water supply to outdoor taps to avoid leaky or burst pipes. Here's how.
  • Weed your lawn and garden on a regular basis. Weeds take needed water from other plants and grass.
  • Water your lawn and garden in the early morning evaporation. During this time, temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter so water will not evaporate as quickly. Avoid watering your lawn and garden on windy days.
  • Add a layer of mulch on the bare soil of your planting beds to cut down on weed growth (see tip #19). Doing this will help your plants retain moisture, avoid evaporation, and save water.
  • Set your lawn mower blades one notch higher. Longer grass will cause less water evaporation when you water.
  • Rather than using a hose, use a broom to clean off your deck, patio, walkways, and driveway.
  • Visit car washes that conserve and recycle their wash water. Check on your local car wash's website or make a quick phone to get the info you need.
  • Teach your children to do all of the things listed above.

These are just 25 ways to save water, there are many more! What other water-conserving tips would you would add?

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