Simple water saving solutions abound. Follow these step-by-step tips and plug your home’s drought holes.
- Drop-A-Brick in your toilet. Feels great.
- Fix a leaky toilet ASAP. Leaks can lose 19 gallons every 5 minutes. Drop-A-Brick includes a die tablet that tells you if your toilet leaks.
- Never use your toilet as a waste basket.
- Turn off water while shaving and brushing teeth.
- Take shorter showers. Shut off water when soaping or shampooing.
- Avoid baths, but if you must: close the drain before turning on the water. Bathe small kids together.
- Install low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads
- Not easy, but worth it: consider upgrading your toilet to a High Efficiency Toilet. Some counties offer rebates, making them very affordable.
- Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water cools down.
- Wash fruit and veggies in a basin. Use a vegetable brush.
- Do not use water to defrost frozen foods; thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher. Wash only full loads.
- Add food wastes to compost instead of the garbage disposal
- Wash only full loads of laundry. Be sure to use the appropriate water level or load size selection on the washing machine.
- Not easy but worth it: Consider purchasing an energy efficient washing machine, which can save 50% in water and energy use.
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