Water. Life would not be possible without it. Simple H20 molecules sustains us, but we our not properly managing the resource. In this article, you will learn how to conserve water in your day-to-day life.

Things You Will Need

First, you need to have an open mind and be open to shifting your habits. It will take a diligent effort to shift your water usage habits.

Second, you will need materials, depending on what action(s) you take on. If you decide to upgrade your shower head, for example, you will need a low flow head. Most of the equipment is readily available. Sometimes a professional is needed, such as if you choose to upgrade your toilet.

Step 1


- When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink with soapy water and the other with pure water. Do not leave the tap running
- Operate your dishwasher only when full
- Do not run the tap for cold water. Instead, keep a jug in the fridge.
- Rinse vegetables and fruit in a pot of water, rather than underneath the tap.
- Reuse water whenever possible. Instead of draining the pot used to wash vegetables, give it to the houseplants.
- Reuse glasses and other kitchenware. This means less dishwasher runs.
- Fix taps that drip
- Leftover ice goes perfectly in plants, not the garbage

Step 2


- Plant native grasses and flowers that require no additional watering. If not, ensure that the sprinkling system waters where you intend, rather than the sidewalk and house.
- Use the sprinklers only when needed, and always in the morning when it is coolest (to reduce evaporation)
- Look for leaks in sprinklers and hoses.
- If there's lots of run-off when watering, consider watering in short bursts two or more times a day.
- Install a rain barrel to collect roof water
- Install a rain sensor on your sprinkler system
- Use drip irrigation. These hoses dramatically reduce water usage.
- Do not water the yard on windy days
- Water only when necesary. Most planets perish due to over-watering, not under-watering.

Step 3


- Hang dry your clothing
- Have full loads to reduce number of runs
- Reuse your towels

Step 4


- install a low-flow shower head
- install a low-flush toilet
- Turn off the water while washing hair
- take shorter showers
- When lathering hands with soap, shut off the water
- Turn off the water when brushing teeth
- Drop the tissue in the garbage, not the toilet.

Step 5


- Keep track of your water bills and look for irregularities. Also, watch for improvements. This should give you a financial incentive to cut back on use.
- Choose a commercial car wash that recycles its water

Saving water does not have to interfere with your lifestyle. It does, however, require a conscious effort. Soon enough, it will be habitual. Good luck!

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