SAVING WATER INDOORS
The following are everyday tips and ideas about how you and your family can use water more efficiently in and around your home. *Savings are based on a family of four.
- Take a shallow bath instead of a shower. (Saves 15-20 gallons per day). If you take a shower make it quick, install a shower timer.
- Don’t flush tissues and cigarettes. (Saves 400-600 gallons per month).
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. (Saves 3 gallons per day).
- Use a waterless hand cleaner when washing greasy hands, and don’t let the water run. (Saves 7-10 gallons per day).
- Rinse razors with short blast or by swishing it in a partially filled sink. (Saves 3 gallons per week).
- Save the shower water used while waiting for the water to get hot in a bucket for house plants. (Saves 100-300 gallons per month).
- Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. (Saves 75-200 gallons per week).
- Keep a bottle of cold water in the refrigerator for drinking instead of running the faucet. (Saves 200-300 gallons per month).
- Defrost frozen food without running water over the packages. (Saves 50-250 gallons per month).
- Rinse vegetables in a filled sink instead of running water. (Saves 150-25- gallons per month).
- Use the garbage disposal less and the garbage more. (Saves 50-150 gallons per month).
- Wash dishes with the least amount of detergent possible minimizing rinsing. (Saves 50-150 gallons per month).
- If you don’t want water in a restaurant, don’t take it, you will save the water in the glass and the water used to wash the glass. (Collectively saves millions of gallons per year).