How to conserve water at home – 7 tips
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Day 17 of our carbon fast was all about water.
The suggestion read “Reduce water usage in your home by fixing leaky faucets, which can waste up to 50 gallons a day. Turn the tap off and on during shaving, washing hands and brushing teeth. (You can save a gallon of water while washing hands, 9 ½ gallons brushing teeth, and up to 19 while shaving by turning the water on and off.) Only flush the toilet when absolutely necessary. “
Here’s what water conservation looks like at Chez Green
Leaky faucets, we have none. Little miss green would be mad with me if we did. One of her fears is of running taps that are left to the extent all the water from the reservoir runs out – bless.
Turning off taps
Turning off the tap when brushing teeth and hands – check.
Letting it mellow if it’s yellow – check.
We have 4 rain barrels in the garden collecting rain water as I type plus potatoes in the ground that are being watered by mother Nature rather than me – yipee!
Saving cooking water
I have a great tip for saving water which I’ve shared a few times on the site before. It’s a real no brainer AND will benefit your health! Be sure to check it out.
Showers instead of baths
I’ve chickened out of military showers but I do plan to put a shower over the bath this summer so I can take showers instead of baths.
One other thing I do, which I picked up from another site; when I empty my hot water bottle I feed the water to the houseplants instead of tipping it down the sink – every little helps, right?
Right, I’m off to put out my seeds and houseplants for a rain shower. How are you saving water today?
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