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3 Simple Water-Saving Tips


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3 Simple Water Saving TIps

Save 20 Gallons a Day!

Water is a precious resource, and we should be doing all we can to conserve it. This popular blog from 2016, “3 Simple Water-Saving Tips,” offers some helpful tips to keep in mind when turning on the faucets in your home.

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  • Dripping Faucet IconJust one continuously dripping faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day—or 7,300 gallons a year!
  • Shower Running IconEvery minute that you spend in the shower uses approximately 2.5 gallons of water.
  • Washing Laundry IconLaundry accounts for more than 20 percent of residential indoor water use.
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Have you ever timed your shower?

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Joan Sweeney
Joan Sweeney
5 years ago

i put the pug in the tub when I take a shower to check to see how much water I have used.

Myra Welch
Myra Welch
5 years ago

I turn the water off while I am brushing my teeth.

Tanya Aoyagi
Tanya Aoyagi
5 years ago

We make sure that our laundry is always a big load–with 3 kids (1 in cloth diapers) it’s not hard. 🙂 We also teach our kids to shut off the water while brushing teeth, washing faces with a body cloth, etc.

Cari Neill
Cari Neill
5 years ago

We use the Water Saving Mode on our washing machine and reuse the same cup for our coffee or tea during the day instead of grabbing a new one to wash later.

Phil Morris
Phil Morris
5 years ago

My wife can’t believe how fast I shower. Generally under 2 minutes.

Cindy Cohen
Cindy Cohen
5 years ago

I collect water as it is running to get hot and use it in the garden.

Stephanie Mallard
Stephanie Mallard
4 years ago

I do the least amount of loads of laundry as possible and shut the water off when brushing my teeth.

Carla Janzen
Carla Janzen
4 years ago

I discovered it takes almost 4 litres of water for the hot water to get to my shower so I save that water to rinse the tub when I clean or for plants.

Carla Janzen
Carla Janzen
4 years ago

I am very cognisant of how much water I use to rinse dishes in the sink and will reuse rinsing water from one cup/plate to another and put the plug in when I’m rinsing so monitor how much I use.

Melissa Turner
Melissa Turner
4 years ago

Using a HE washer, turning water off while brushing teeth, turning water off while shaving in the shower are just a few ways we save on water.

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Moderator
4 years ago

We love seeing all the creative ways for saving water that our Movement members have discovered. Thank you all so much for sharing!

Rebecca Littlejohn
Rebecca Littlejohn
4 years ago

I put a large bucket in the shower to collect water as the shower warms up. Then, I use that water for the bath tub.

Miranda Waddill
Miranda Waddill
4 years ago

When I was young, there was a water shortage/drought and conservation efforts were encouraged. We had to turn the water off in our shower while we were washing our hair, then turn it back on to rinse! With a family of six, I sometimes do this to make sure there is enough HOT water!

Carol Towner
Carol Towner
4 years ago

I have a stick on egg timer which I use when the kids are showering!

Sherry Lyle
Sherry Lyle
4 years ago

I have been on the path to zero waste for some time now. Water is a precious resource and we cannot live without it. Saving water is a crucial part of goal of zero waste living.

Cathy D'Angela
Cathy D'Angela
4 years ago

I always never do a small load of laundry, I always wait till I have a large one!

Jennifer Rottman
Jennifer Rottman
4 years ago

Since moving out of the country and I get a water bill every 3 months I have been looking closer at water wastage. I fix leaks right away. Before it is fixed I place a container under the drip. I use that container of water and put it my cat’s water dish. I have been able to cut down my time in the shower by just getting cleaned up and out. I turn off the water when brushing my teeth. My new washer senses how big the load is and will use the right amount of water. Next I would love to get rain barrels in all my down spouts and I can use rain water to water my plants and lawn versus my hose.

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman
4 years ago

We installed slow flow faucets, along with water timers in our shower heads, to reduce water waste!