Simple Ways to Conserve Water
In the summer it is always an excellent idea to try and conserve water. None of us will forget one of the worst droughts Texas has ever suffered just last year. It had become necessary for us try and conserve as much water as possible during that time. Now, you can try to conserve water simply to help the environment while keeping your own water bill low! We only offer twelve ways for you to conserve water, but if you would like to learn more please click HERE to visit a site on water and how to use it wisely! We only offer twelve ways for you to conserve water, but if you would like to learn more please click HERE to visit a site on water and how to use it wisely!
- When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month. For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
- Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.
- Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller water drops and mist often evaporate before they hit the ground.
- Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering. Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water.
- If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
- Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use. If we all do our part, no matter how little it is, we make our world that much safer to live in!