Conservation of Water, It is a Limited Nature Resource.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with DMK Real Estate Ct RE Broker 0789963

Conservation of Water, It is a Limited Nature Resource.

It is hard to think that water is a limited natural resource with about 70% of the earth’s surface covered in water. But out of all the earths water about 2.59% is freshwater and only 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.

Conservation of water at home is very easy to do. There are two ways to save on your usage of water at the home, the first being to conserve your use; the second is to stop leaks.

 Leaks can easily double your water usage and bill. For example a single dripping faucet can waste more than 60,000 gallons a year, which is equal to 3,000 five minute showers.

Become your own leak detective.

Turn off all the faucets and water using appliances. Then check your water meter and write down the reading. Wait two hours and go back to see if the reading is different, if so you have a leak. The newer meters have a small indicator that shows when water is moving through it. (The new digital meters you might need to shine a flashlight to wake them up).  These meters will clearly show evidences of a leak.

Conserve Water through lifestyle.

  • Use EnergyStar appliances, dishwashers, washers, etc.
  • Take showers not baths
  • Turn off water while brushing teeth or shaving
  • Install dual flush toilets
  • Use drip irrigation
  • Have a rain sensor on your sprinkler system
  • Run dishwasher when completely full

 For more ways to save go to EPA's water tips page and WaterSense website.

 

David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   A life time resident of Fairfield County he has worked throughout lower Fairfield County for over 30 years and now resides in Darien, Ct since 2004. 

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    • David Popoff is an accredited LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) Homes and USGBC member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
    • Associate member and an accredited Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
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Carol Babington
Carol Babington Associates - Las Cruces, NM
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  All your tips are necessary to save water. At this point , they are voluntary. In New Mexico, in newer subdivisions depending on the county, there are restrictive covenants regarding water use. Most of the time, xeriscape is required on the front of your property. We have water restrictions and in some periods, water rationing. Everyone should think in terms of conservation. We in the West, are very aware.

Nov 01, 2011 03:33 AM #1
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Joe Kenny
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I used to run the water during the whole time I was brushing my teeth.  Not no more. A little water on my brush and the rinsing via a dixie cup.  Saving water, it's a good life.

Nov 01, 2011 03:36 AM #2
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David Popoff
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With new building codes coming in 2012 there will be more water saving features. This is not a big brother program but being a responsible US citizen .

Nov 02, 2011 01:15 AM #3
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Conrad Allen
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Just a thought David.  If we live in a sealed world doesn't all water get recycled?

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