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Despite its apparent abundance, water is one of the most coveted commodities on the planet. It is vital to everything we do, the essence of our lives that keeps us going and thriving. As of right now, however, it is also a non-renewable source. Water is rationed to many places in the world and we are growing increasingly aware of just how limited the supply of water on our planet really is. All these thoughts might lead one to wonder: how can I help conserve this precious resource? Here are some easy and not so expensive ways to cut down on your water usage, save the environment, and save yourself some money.
– Switch to low flow shower heads and take shorter showers. You can also turn off the shower when you are soaping up.
– Invest in a low flow toilet. If this isn’t something that you need right now or can’t afford then an easy solution is to fill a jug with rocks and place it in your tank. This will displace water and reduce the total amount used when flushing.
– Check for leaking faucets and toilets. They use more water than you think.
– Only run your dishwasher when it is completely full. If you only have a half load then fill up your sink and wash and rinse them
– The same goes with your washing machine, only wash a full load. If you are out of clothes and don’t have enough for a full load then set your machine to the smallest load that uses the least amount of water.
– Don’t leave the sink running. After wetting your toothbrush turn off the water until you rinse. The same goes for washing your hands. Once your hands are wet, turn the faucet off until it is time to rinse.
I am sure you can find a ton of other ways to save water in your home. Now get to it!
Author: Ashley. When she isn’t writing blog posts she can be found reading at the beach or taking photographs.