Going Green ~ Conserving Water ~ Tips - Green Living

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Real Estate Agent with Re/ Max Achievers

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 (1)

Anonymous
Marcia Loofboro

Great ideas, we all need to conserve water, my husband used to let the hot water run while brushing his teeth. What a waste of water! Now I have him convinced to just fill his glass with hot water (I use cold) and turn the water off. Using cold water when brushing your teeth also is a way to conserve energy.

Another great idea is to wash cloths only when you have a full load; you will not only save on water but on detergent as well.

Nov 05, 2008 05:56 AM
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