There has been a lot press about energy conservation. I have employed my son to block up my air leaks in the house to save on our heating and air conditioning bills.
It also comes to mind that we should also be looking at water conservation. It is one of the world’s precious resources.
Here is a list of easy water conservation tips that you can start right away:
1. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks
2. Check your toilets for leaks
3. Don’t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
4. Put plastic bottles or float booster in your toilet tank
5. Insulate your water pipes.
6. Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators
7. Take shorter showers.
8. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush
9. Rinse your razor in the sink
10. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
11. Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads
12. Minimize use of kitchen sink garbage disposal units
13. When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing
14. Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables
15. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge
16. Water your lawn only when it needs it
17. Deep-soak your lawn
18. Water during the early parts of the day; avoid watering when it’s windy
19. Add organic matter and use efficient watering systems for shrubs, flower beds and lawns
20. Plant drought-resistant lawns, shrubs and plants
21. Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants
22. Don’t water the gutter
23. Don’t run the hose while washing your car
24. Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks
25. Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets and couplings
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