Tips for saving water
Water covers 70% of the Earth, but only 3% of it is clean and suitable for human consumption
- Find out if there are any rebates for water-saving devices, depending on where you live. Some municipalities encourage water saving by offering rebates for things like low flow toilets. Others provide free or reduced cost low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators.
- If there is a water shortage in your area, make sure you understand any restrictions or water rationing.
- Dispose properly of hazardous materials, including cleaning supplies, motor oil, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, pesticides, and fertilizers. While proper waste disposal does not directly conserve water, it is critical to preserving the safety and quality of the water supply that is available.
- Educate your family members and housemates and enlist their assistance saving water, too.
- Water coming out from the washing machine can be used for washing vehicle. The leftover water from fruits and vegetables can be used for gardening.
- For simpler water collection, spray the shower water into a plastic milk or other jug while the shower is warming up. Use a minimum of a 1/2 gallon bottle.
- Fill a small cup of water while you brushing your teeth so you can use that cup of water to rinse your mouth and toothbrush without turning on the water.
- Use rainwater for secondary consumption. Make arrangements for a rain harvesting system. Preserve rainwater in a systematic manner to use for another season.