Water Saving Tips
We all really do need to start thinking about how we can contribute to preserve the little water we have left on earth. Try all of these tips, and even more importantly, teach your kids from an early age how important water is for the future of us all…
WATER SAVING TIPS:
Ways to Save Water Indoors
- Check all taps, pipes and toilets for leaks
- Install water saving showerheads and dual flush toilets.
- Take shorter showers.
- Never use your toilet as a wastebasket.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator the night before, rather than filling a sink full of hot water.
- Rinse vegetables in a half a sink or pan of water, rather than running water continuously.
- Fully load your dishwasher.
- Rinse dishes in a full sink or pan of water.
- Wash full loads of clothes.
Ways to Save Water Outdoors
- Don’t over-water gardens.
- Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late in evening.
- Adjust sprinklers so that they don’t water the pavement or street.
- Don’t water on cool, rainy or windy days.
- Equip all hoses with shut-off nozzles.
- Use drip irrigation systems.
- Plant drought-tolerant or low water-use plants and grasses.
- Use shrubs and ground cover to reduce the amount of grass.
- Place mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and discourage weeds.
- Set your mower blades one notch higher, since longer grass means less evaporation.
- Use a pool cover to cut down on water evaporation.
- Use a bucket instead of a hose to wash your car.
- Use a broom rather than a hose to clean pavements, driveways and parking lots.