As society aims for a greener and more sustainable world, we need to find ways to lower our carbon footprints at home. One of the best ways to do this is by trying to conserve water.
Water conservation is easy once you know-how, and you don’t need to make any significant changes to your day-to-day life. Through small steps and changes, you’ll make a big difference. Why not start today?
Keep reading for some of our favorite water conservation tips.
Fix and Avoid Leaks
Even the smallest leak can cause a huge amount of water wastage if it isn’t caught quickly.
It can be difficult to catch a leak when it starts. They usually happen in cabinets or in the dark corners of our kitchens and bathrooms. You may not notice it until you start seeing signs of mold.
Make a habit of checking on your pipes every so often so you can catch leaks when they start or find out more about having a professional complete a plumbing diagnosis for you.
Turn Off Water Between Uses
How often do you leave the water running while you’re washing dishes, shaving, brushing your teeth, washing your face, or doing anything else that requires a sink or tub?
When you’re not actively using the water, turn it off. You’re wasting it and you gain nothing from keeping it running. This is one of the easiest and least obtrusive ways to make a difference!
Take Shorter Showers
Do you love long and luxurious showers to start or end your day? We get it, but these showers waste a lot of water. They account for an average of 17% of residential water use.
Cutting your showers down to 5 minutes is often more than enough time to get yourself clean. Alternatively, you can opt for baths. While some people think that showers use less water, a bathtub that isn’t filled to the brim is far more efficient than a long shower. Bonus: who doesn’t love a warm soak in the tub?
Also Read: 18 Tropical and Natural Outdoor Shower Ideas
Consider Fewer Flushes
This one is controversial, but hear us out. Flushing a toilet uses up a lot of water. Even if you use a low-flow toilet, with how often you and your family use it per day, it doesn’t make a significant difference.
Consider flushing less often. In other words, if you don’t have to flush, wait until the next time you use the bathroom.
Wait to Wash Clothes
Do you run several small loads of laundry when it’s convenient for you instead of waiting until you have a full basket?
It’s easy to want to wash your clothes as soon as they’re dirty and you want to wear them again, but when it’s possible, try to get more creative with your outfit choices and wait until you have a full load before you run your machine.
Conserve Water to Help the Planet
There are plenty of small ways to conserve water. These small changes make a massive difference, and they add up over time. Even if you only choose one or two of these you’ll be reducing your water consumption in a significant way.
Do your part to help the planet today.
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