We often take water for granted. We use it every day and sometimes we don’t even realize how much we’re actually wasting. We let the faucet run, we take long, hot showers and we throw in small loads of laundry. But it’s our duty to put an end to wastefulness and start conserving water today! See below to find out how you’re wasting water right now:
Notice a small drip coming from the faucet in the downstairs bathroom? It’s not a problem because it’s only drips a little bit, right? Wrong. Even the smallest drips can waste upwards of 20 gallons per day.
Washing clothes without a full load? We understand how much you want to wear that new shirt tonight, but please wait until you have a full load to turn on the washing machine. If you really need that shirt, ask your family members if they have anything that needs to be washed.
Love taking long showers after a hard day’s work? We agree there’s nothing better, but you can get just as clean in as little as 5 minutes. We also recommend swapping out that old shower head with a low-flow model.
Watering the lawn even on days when it rains? Sounds like common sense, but if you forget to turn off the sprinklers when the weather isn’t looking good, you’re wasting hundreds of gallons of water.
Using your toilet as a trash can? Not a good idea. Toilets make up almost a third of a household’s total indoor water consumption so flushing it when it’s not necessary is doing yourself a disservice. Keep a small trash can next to the toilet instead.
Leaving the water on while you brush your teeth? You’ve probably heard this one before but a little refresher never hurt. Only turn the water on when you need to rinse.
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