Saturday, September 26, 2009
10 Awesome Ways to Save Water!!!
1. Wash Hands Efficiently
Turn off the water while you soap your hands, and rinse briefly.
2. Brush Teeth Wisely
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save 4 gallons a minute. That’s 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
3. Flush Only When Necessary
Put paper, insects, hair, and other such waste in a trash can rather than in the toilet.
4. Don’t Waste Drinking Water
Instead of running water to make it cold, keep a pitcher of water in the fridge.
5. Use Less Water for Dishes
Scrape your dishes clean to reduce rinsing. Run the dishwasher only when it’s full.
6. Take Half-Full Baths
Try bathing in a tub that’s only half full to save water and the energy used to heat it.
7. Shorten Your Showers
Shorter showers save both energy and water—keeping your shower under 5 minutes can save up to 1,000 gallons a month!
8. Wash Clothes Wisely
Make sure your clothes are truly dirty before putting them into the hamper. Wash clothes only when you have a full load, and use cold water whenever possible.
9. Sweep to Save
Use a broom, rather than a hose, to clean off sidewalks and driveways.
10. Wash Cars Wisely
Use a hose nozzle and turn the water off when soaping up your car. You can save over 100 gallons this way.