Conserve Water – Be Selfish

September 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

– Never let the water run! Many let the water run when brushing teeth, averaging between 1 and two gallons each time but only about 4. oz of water is needed to wet your tooth brush and rinse your mouth. So turn off the tap when brushing, washing hands, shaving, etc.

– Save water and time and use your trusty dishwasher. I used to wash my dishes by hand because I assumed it was a waste of water to use a dish washer. However hand-washing averages 20 gallons where as a dish washer averages 9-12 gallons per wash. Sometimes its good to be lazy.

–Fix leaks and drips, its 100% wasteful and the sound is irritating.

-Put a plastic jug full of water or sand in your toilet tank (not bowl) to reduce the amount of water used per flush.

If not for the environmenment, please be selfish and do it for your water bill.

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