How to save water with one simple tip
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For this week’s ‘Change the World Wednesday‘ challenge it’s all about saving water.
You know, that precious resource that falls out of the sky and we curse because it messes up our hair?
The one that doesn’t fall over some countries for several years, let we allow it to run off the land to nowhere AND we complain when it rains for a few days on end.
The one where we use potable water to flush away our pee into a sewers where it then take hundreds of gallons of more water to purify it so we can drink it again?
Anyway, enough of my ranting! Reduce Footprints wants us to share our most creative water saving idea in honour of this most amazing and precious, sustaining resource.
My tip is one I’ve shared before but it really is a no brainer. And I feel secretly smug that I put this into practise at least twice a week!
It’s a great tip if you’re just dipping a toe into the wonderful world of green living, because let’s face it there is so much we could be doing and often we feel overwhelmed and paralysed by the enormity of it all.
Hopefully my tip is something you feel you can put into practise right away. Not only is it good for the environment, but it will save you money on your water bill AND benefit your health.
I tend to use the minimum amount of water for either steaming or boiling vegetables but no matter how I cook them I always save that water. When the water has cooled, it is stored in the ‘fridge until the following day. Then that same water is used to cook rice.
I’m sure you’ve all heard that the nutrients, particularly from green vegetables such as broccoli, leach into the water? Well now you get to retain them in order to boost your vitamin and mineral uptake AND you’re saving water.
Try it this week; use vegetable water for something else – making soup, making gravy or boiling rice in. Let me know how you get on!
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