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Four Ways To Save Water At Home

Water is one of those commodities we take for granted and tend to use exorbitantly. Whether it’s showering, washing the dishes, watering the garden, or doing laundry, we usually don’t give a second thought to the amount of H2O we’re consuming.

If you lucked out and live in an apartment or home where the water bill is taken care of, that’s great, but it’s still a good practice to conserve your water. After all, you never know if the next water shortage might be just around the corner, leaving you high and dry.

Let’s start with the easiest one on this list:

Showering

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We all bathe on a (hopefully) daily basis, and depending on how many people you have in your home, the water usage can easily skyrocket.

Quick Tips: Install a water-conserving shower head, install a waterproof shower timer to limit your bathing time to a reasonable amount, or install a low-flow faucet that limits water output just like your shower head.

Gardening

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Gardening is a great tool for financial and eco-conservation. It’s also a good way to stay healthy, liven up your yard, or grow fresh veggies for your home.

Quick Tips: Place mulch around your yard to prevent the soil from drying, keep a steady watering schedule, raise the cutting level on your mower so it doesn’t ruin your grass, install a water-conserving sprinkler.

Laundry 

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Depending on how many people you do laundry for, your machines may be running multiple times a day, and if you’ve got an older machine, you’re probably wasting a lot of water.

Quick Tips: Purchase an eco-friendly washing machine, try to avoid doing small loads, and wash your clothes on the Cold setting.

Washing The Dishes

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Whether you live by yourself or share a place with ten other people, everybody washes the dishes. This is also one of the easiest areas to be inefficient with your water use.

Quick Tips: When hand-washing, use the least amount of water possible to fill the sink (no more than half should be filled), rinse all of your dishes at the same time, invest in an eco-friendly dishwashing machine, or install a low-flow sink faucet.

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