Monday, March 21, 2011

Save the...water?!?!?

Yes...water conservation.  We all have heard.....a.million.times.....about it.  But it never hurts to be reminded.  We all have taken for granted the quick ease of turning on a spiket, faucet, or flushing a toilet and having water at our disposal.

I have had the 'priviledge' of having bad water recently which reminded me the importance of clean water and using only what you need.

Here are some tips on water conservation...these are just a few but googling water conservation will open your eyes to tips I am sure even you haven't heard of, and no I am not including the ever popular Tshirt slogan "conserve water: shower in pairs" HA HA

  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth (sure you have heard of this one!)
  • If buying a new toilet, buy a low flow or if not, you can convert yours by simply placing a water filled water bottle or two in your tank to keep the water use down when you flush.
  • Only use your dishwasher or laundry machine when you have full loads.
  • Switch to water efficient shower and faucet heads.
  • Use a rain catcher barrel to collect water run off from your guttering system and use that water for gardening or outside cleaning.
  • Do a quarterly check of your plumbing to check for leaks, be sure to check your outside plumbing as well.
  • Have a timer near your shower, by cutting one or two minutes from your shower you can save up to 150 gallons a month...that is pretty significant

I encourage you to google some water saving and post one way you plan to save water consumption and one method I did not post...let's save some water :o)

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