Water: Conserve It!

Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. Using less water also puts less pressure on our sewage treatment facilities, and uses less energy for water heating. It has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant.

Every Wednesday throughout the summer,  Who’s Green? will be highlighting ways to conserve water that will not only help you lower your monthly water bills, but help conserve our most precious resource: water!

Please share any ideas that you do at home, or at work, to help your community conserve water.

Let’s get started! Here are some easy ways to begin:

Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal requires a lot of water to operate properly. Use a disposal only when necessary.

Use your automatic dishwasher only for full loads.

Toilet Flushing
Avoid using your toilet as a wastebasket. Tissues, insects and other things belong in a trash can, not the toilet.

Take only shallow baths.

Washing Dishes by Hand
When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water and fill the rinsing sink to one-third or one-half full — avoid letting the water run continuously in the rinsing sink.

Run only full loads in the washing machine. Running the machine when it’s full will save you time, energy and water.

Limit the time water runs while you’re taking a shower. Install a low-flow showerhead.

Washing Hands
Don’t let the water run while you are washing your hands.

Yard Watering
Water only on your watering day and only when 30 percent of the lawn shows
signs of wilt: leaf blades folded in half, blue-gray color and footprints remain
on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it.

Brushing Teeth
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.


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