It's the small details that make a big difference
Water Conservation Tips Inside Your Home
- Regularly check your toilets, faucets, and pipes for leaks.
- Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Install a faucet aerator on your kitchen and bathroom sinks.
- Rinse dishes, vegetables, and fruits in a partially-filled basin rather than under running water.
- Replace your showerhead with a water efficient, low-flow showerhead (and take shorter showers).
- Install low-flow or dual-flush toilets.
- Water your household plants with leftover rinse water or water collected from a rain barrel.
- Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine.
- Keep a jug of water for drinking in the fridge to avoid running the tap until the water gets cold.
Water Conservation Tips Outside Your Home
- Regularly check your faucets, pipes, hoses, and sprinklers for leaks.
- Collect water in a rain barrel for use on indoor and outdoor plants, and for future lawn watering.
- Water during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter, to minimize evaporation.
- Use a layer of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
- Weed your lawn and garden regularly, as weeds compete with other plants for water.
- Raise the blade on your lawn mower to at least 7.5 cm high to promote stronger roots shorter grass makes the roots work harder, requiring more water).
- Use a broom instead of a water hose to clean your driveway.
- Wash your car with a bucket and sponge instead of a hose.
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