Courtesy of the environmental division of my city, here are a few more ways to save water around your house and how much water you can save by doing each one. Do your part, water is more crucial than oil!
Run the dishwasher only when it is full – savings of 2.5 gallons per load.
Turn off the water when washing dishes – savings of 2.5 gallons per minute.
Turn off the water when brushing your teeth – savings of 2 gallons per minute.
Shorten your showers – savings of 2.5 gallons per minute.
Don’t use your toilet as a wastebasket – savings of 2 gallons per flush.
Wash only full loads of clothing – savings 15 – 50 gallons per load.
Fix leaky toilets – savings of 30 – 50 gallons per day per toilet.
Fix leaky faucets – savings of 15-20 gallons per day per leak.
Install aerators with flow restrictors on all sink faucets – savings of 5 gallons per day.
Replace older, inefficient washing machines (don’t forget the rebates!) – savings of 20 – 30 gallons per load.
Replace older, high-volume flushing toilets – savings of 2 – 4 gallons per flush.
Imagine if you were able/had to do some of the above…that’s a lot of water to be saved in each household!
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