Saturday, February 7, 2009

WATER . WATER . WATER

As one of our most essential and abundant resources, water can easily be taken for granted. Here are a few quick tips and reminders!

  • Check for water leaks: Do this by reading your meter after a period when no water is used; if the meter doesn’t read exactly the same, then you probably have a leak.
  • Don’t forget toilets aren’t trashcans: Flushing the toilet every time you use a tissue is wasting a lot of water. Save the trash for the trash/recycling bin.
  • Take shorter showers: Try turning off the shower after you lather up, and turning it back on to rinse. Remember that even a paltry four-minute shower uses 20 to 40 gallons of water.
  • Don’t let the faucet run while cleaning vegetables: Try filling a pan with clean water and rinse them in there.

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