Water is essential for everything! Even though it seems that water is everywhere, it is important that we conserve it. Remember that only 2.8% of the water on our planet is fresh water and only 0.01% is in lakes and rivers. Because of that reason, it is important to save water whenever possible, and to pass on the message of water conservation to friends and family.
Thankfully, it’s easy to cut down on your daily water usage at home. Here we share with you 10 everyday water conservation tips you can practice at home to help preserve our planet!
Water Conservation Tips
1. Conserve water in the bathroom.
Keep a bucket in the bathroom. When you shower, let the water run into the bucket. If it’s not being used to clean you or wash out your hair, it will flow into the bucket and you can collect it for cleaning or watering plants.
2. Conserve water when doing laundry.
Close to a quarter of our indoor water use comes from doing laundry. You can cut down on that percent by waiting to wash your clothes until you have a full load. An extra bonus is that you’ll have fewer loads of laundry to wash!
3. Conserve water when watering your lawn.
Water your your lawn or your plants early in the morning (or in the evening) when the temperatures are cooler and winds are less intense. This will help to minimize evaporation and make sure your plants are actually getting the most of the water! Don’t water during the day (between 10 am and 6 pm).
4. Conserve water by using natural cleaning products.
Use natural biodegradable cleaning products that don’t contain chemicals. Certain components, preservatives, and artificial colors or scents can all affect aquatic ecosystems. Many cleaning products you can make from ingredients you have lying around the house. You can save money that way, and save the ecosystem!