WAYS TO SAVE WATER
But you can do more. According to wateruseitwisely.com, there are 100 different things to help ensure there is enough water, water everywhere – and plenty of drops to drink.
- Don’t run the water when doing the dishes. Instead, soak the dirty dishes in one sink filled with soapy water and rinse them in another sink filled with fresh water.
- Drink all the water you can, but do so responsibly. Fill a pitcher and put it in the fridge instead of putting a glass under the tap. That way, wasted water won’t run down the drain.
- You don’t have to eat off your driveway, so instead of washing it with the hose, use a broom.
- Cutting your shower short – not too short, just a minute or two – can save up to 150 gallons of water per month, which amounts to 1,800 gallons a year.
- Fish owners, don’t throw that water away when cleaning out the tanks. It’s full of nutrients, so use it on your plants.
- Don’t wash your car – let the pros do it. They use recycled water. And the less time you’re out in the sun washing your car, the less time you have to spend getting clean in the shower.
- Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth can save up to 25 gallons a month.
- Spread the word – don’t just practice these water-saving tips, but pass them forward to your neighbors and friends.