you do that without cutting into the creature comforts and conveniences you’ve gotten used to over the course of the last few decades? Here are a few simple
energy and water saving tips to make your life easier.
» Patching Leaks – Two of the biggest wasters of water are dripping faucets and leaky pipes. The amount of water
wasted by a single drip every second could provide for multiple baths per year – it adds up fast. Not only are leaky faucets and pipes easy to fix; they
tend to develop into bigger problems as time passes.
» Drains and Flushing – If you put a piece of toilet paper in the toilet used to clean an eye or wipe the counter, don’t flush. It’s a waste of water.
If you notice some extra toothpaste in the sink, don’t rinse yet. You can always use the water from brushing your teeth or washing your face to clean it
out. Multi-task and minimize how much water goes down the drain to save water.
» Fully Loaded – A partially filled washing machine or dish washer is a huge waster of water. Fill it up and wait to run the device until it’s at the
brim – the same amount of water is used no matter how much is in the device.
» Lower Water Flow – Don’t crank your faucets up to the max just to get a glass of water or to check for hot water. It’s a waste of energy and it’s often
unnecessary, especially when waiting for water to hit the right temperature.
If you’re interested in getting the most out of your home’s water supply, there are hundreds of little ways to save water that will add up over time.
These are just some of the easiest ways to get started.