We should all treat our water as the precious resource that it is. It’s not infinite and those of it who have it in abundance often waste it heedlessly. Here are 7 efficient ways to conserve water at home.
Let’s take a look!
1. Shower Bucket.
Instead of letting the water pour down the drain, stick a bucket under the faucet while you wait for your shower water to heat up. You can use the water for flushing the toilet or watering your plants.
2. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
Water comes out of the average faucet at 2.5 gallons per minute. Don’t let all that water go down the drain while you brush! Turn off the faucet after you wet your brush, and leave it off until it’s time to rinse.
3. Turn off the tap while washing your hands.
Do you need the water to run while you’re scrubbing your hands? Save a few gallons of water and turn the faucet off after you wet your hands until you need to rinse.
4. Use small water buckets.
Use water buckets instead of hand showers as it saves a lot of water.
5. Fix your leaks.
Whether you go DIY or hire a plumber, fixing leaky faucets can mean big water savings.
6. Take Shorter Showers.
One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water.
7. Recycle Your Water Where You Can
Collect the cold water you run before it’s hot enough to shower and use it to water plants or flush the toilet (known as a bucket flush). Rinse water from dishes and food preparation can be collected and used to soak other dishes.