10 Everyday Water Conservation Tips For Your Home

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5. Conserve water when you brush your teeth.

Don’t leave the water running while you brush your teeth. Turn it on only to wet your toothbrush, rinse it off, and rinse out your mouth. Doing this can save up to three gallons of water each day.

6. Conserve water when you prepare food.

When rinsing off fruits or vegetables in the sink, you can collect the water instead of letting it run down the drain and reuse that water to water houseplants.

7. Conserve water by showering.

Even though taking a bath means you aren’t standing under running water, it typically uses more water than taking a shower (about 70 gallons of water to fill that tub.) Showers are generally more efficient. Try to keep your showers under 5 minutes. You can save even more water by turning off the water when you lather up, wash your hair/body, or shave.

8. Conserve water by stopping the drips.

Fix leaky faucets. Even small leaks can waste 10 gallons of water each day if they aren’t repaired. As an added bonus, you’ll save money on your water bill!

9. Conserve water and paper! Don’t waste paper. Believe it or not, it takes approximately 6 gallons of water to make a dollar worth of paper. When you do use paper, don’t throw it out, but recycle it instead. By recycling a pound of paper you save around 3.5 gallons of water.

10. Conserve water in your garden.

Put native plants in your garden instead of exotic ones. They use less water and don’t need the use of chemicals to keep them Choose native plants for your garden, they use less water than exotic plants and do not require the use of chemicals for their maintenance.

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