CONSERVING WATER


Everyone loves a sunny, beautiful summer, but lack of rainfall is a problem.  Conserving water is always important, especially in drought-like conditions. Below are some everyday solutions to help you save water and money!

  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when full.  Save up to 1,000 gallons/month.
  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead.
  • Plant in the fall when conditions are cooler and rainfall is more plentiful.
  • Keep a pitcher of filtered drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk.
  • Shorten your shower by a minute or two and save up to 150 gallons/month. Aim for a 4 minute shower.
  • Upgrade older toilets with water efficient models.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds moisture better than if it’s closely clipped.
  • Use leftover water from boiling vegetables to water your plants.
  • When running a bath, plug the tub before turning the water on and adjust the temperature when filling.
  • Designate one glass for your drinking water each day or refill a water bottle. This cuts down on the number of glasses to wash.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  • Wash your car on the lawn and water your lawn at the same time.
  • Teach your children and grandchildren to conserve water.

Image by Coach O. Flickr.com

Feel good knowing you are doing the right thing for the earth.  For more water saving tips, go to www.wateruseitwisely.com.


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