Water is a precious resource that is essential to everyday living. Less than one percent of all water on Earth is usable freshwater so it is important we take strides to save water. Here are some steps to get you started!
Take Shorter Showers: The shower is one place where it’s easy to lose track of time. Especially in the morning when the warm water feels so good on a tired body! Many do not realize that traditional showerheads use an astonishing 4 gallons per minute. If you reduce your shower by just 5 minutes daily, you could save 20 gallons of water!
Turn off taps tightly and don’t let taps drip: Even a slow drip can waste about 7-10 gallons of water per day, adding up to more than 3,600 gallons of water per year.
Wash full dishwasher loads instead of washing dishes by hand: A recent study proves that the dishwasher uses only half the energy and one-sixth of the water, less soap too. Even the most sparing and careful washers could not beat the modern dishwasher.
Turn off the water when you brush your teeth: This is an obvious one! Think of all the water you could be saving while you are running a faucet while brushing your teeth.