Save Some H2O
We’re all watching our finances and here are a few tips on how to save water this spring and summer.
* Read your water meter. Take a look at it before and after a one-hour period when no water is being used. There may be a leak if the readings are different.
* Try something new and collect water in a rain barrel. Use it to water your plants.
* Instead of using a hose, use a broom to clean off sidewalks and driveways.
* With summer on its way, if you have a pool you may want to consider purchasing a new water-saving filter.
* When you wash your car, park on the grass so it waters your lawn and doesn’t run straight into the street. If you don’t want to do it yourself, find a car wash that uses recycled H2O.
* Check and make sure your garden hose isn’t leaking. Make sure you turn it completely off each time you use it.
* Get rid of your old toilet and replace it with a low-flow model that saves water.
* Purchase a more water-efficient washing machine and dishwasher.
* Use those water bottles that may still have some water left to water your plants inside the house instead of pouring it down the drain.
* Try not to take 15 or 20 minute showers. You can save up to 150 gallons per month.
* Use your dishwasher. Washing your dishes by hand actually uses more water.
* Adjust your sprinklers so the lawn is the only thing being watered.
* Wash fruits and veggies in a pan of water instead of running the tap.
* Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. You can save up to 25 gallons a month.
* Bathe your young kids all together and have fun.
* Listen for dripping faucets or running toilets. Fixing a leak can save 300 gallons per month.
* Wash the dog out on the lawn where it needs it the most.
* If you’re at a hotel, consider reusing your towels.
* If you have ice left in a cup, dump it in a plant and not the trash.
* Let your lawn go dormant during the summer months. Dormant grass only needs to be watered every three weeks.