Simple Tips and Tricks for Saving Water
Having easy, affordable access to clean drinking water is luxury, considering the number of countries in the world who do not have this very basic need. However, it’s easy to take having what seems an unlimited supply of water for granted, especially in developed countries. It’s important to remember though, that even in the United States, there are several areas that suffer from drought, and regulations are put in place to reduce wasting water.
You don’t have to live in an area affected by drought to save water. Even if you do not feel strongly about the environment, conserving water saves money, and ca be beneficial for your home, as well as your checkbook.
Saving water is easier than ever before, and requires little to no effort. In fact, modern appliances such was washing machines dishwashers come with eco-friendly and water-saving abilities standard. Bathroom fixtures such as modern toilets and shower heads have sensors that monitor and adjust water usage, making reducing water usage a no brainer.
Bathroom usage, such as showering and toilet use, accounts for nearly 75% of water consumption in a household, therefore, saving water should begin here. Check regularly for leaks in your toilet. If necessary, install a modern toilet with water saving features. This can reduce water consumption bu up to 200 gallons per day. Also, install a low-flow showerhead, which can save two gallons per minute alone. Remember to turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth!
In the kitchen, avoid rinsing dishes prior to placing them in the dishwasher. Modern dishwashers are highly efficient and powerful, removing even the most dried, and stuck on food with ease. Also, the use much less water than dishwashers from previous generations. Save yourself the extra effort, and put dishes directly in the dishwasher without the added rinse. Also, only run your dishwasher with a full load. An efficient dishwasher uses significantly less water than washing dishes by hand, however, small items may be washed by hand if needed.
Saving water doesn’t have to be a chore, as many modern appliances do this without an effort on your part. However, it is still important to be conscious of your water usage, and to reduce it when you can/
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