Creative ways to conserve water in your home
by Gabby Martin
Jan 30, 2014 | 223 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Conserving water may seem intimidating but a few simple changes within the home can help save money on the bill and save water for the community.

 

- Collect the water used for rinsing fruits and vegetables and use it to water your plants.

 

- Let your food defrost overnight in the refrigerator instead of placing it under hot water to thaw.

 

- Check your toilets, faucets and pipes for leaks.

 

- Turn the tap off while shaving. Instead fill the sink with 2 to 3 inches of water and use that water to rinse your razor.

 

- Try not to run the washing machine unless there is a full load of clothes.

 

- Consider installing a low-flow showerhead. They can save up to 15 gallons of water in a 10-minute shower.

 

- Fill your sink up with water to hand-wash your dishes instead of letting the tap flow.

 

- Flush conservatively.

 

- Take your car to a car wash that recycles water instead of using your hose to clean your car.

 

- Water your plants in the morning. Watering in the morning, when it is cooler, will result in less water loss to evaporation.

 

For more tips, visit www.wateruseitwisely.com.

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