Going Green ~ Conserving Water ~ Tips - Green Living

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Real Estate Agent with Re/ Max Achievers

Going Green ~ Conserving Water ~ Tips - Green Living

We can all conserve water in and around the home. Conserving water is simple and inexpensive.

Fixing leaky faucets and plumbing joints can save up to 20 gallons per day per leak.

If you wash dishes by hand, use the least amount of detergent possible. This reduces rinsing time.

Instead of running the garbage disposal, which uses a lot of water, start a compost pile. You could save 50-150 gallons per month and have a great fertilizer for your garden.

Replace your old 5-7 gallon per flush toilet with a new low-flush or dual flush model to save about 1,000 gallons every month

Don't let the water run when shaving, brushing your teeth, or washing your face. Just turning the water on when you need it could save over 3,000 gallons per year.

 

Comments (2)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

It is easier to be green that one things.  These are great water saving tips.  In the winter, I am not one for turning the shower on briefly then lathering up and turning the water back on to rince...it is too cold! 

Oct 25, 2009 06:57 AM
Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy

Jim, you are correct on every item. I am in Florida but this time of year I put mt sprinkers on once about every ten days instaed of twice a week like my neighbors. My lawn looks just as good.

Oct 25, 2009 07:03 AM