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Eight Ways To Conserve Water In The Home and Yard

Categories: Water Conservation, | Posted: July 17, 2015 | Comments Off on Eight Ways To Conserve Water In The Home and Yard

CreekEvery day a family of four typically uses 400 gallons of water, according to the EPA. Here are some ways to do our part at home by watching out for these water-wasting task and slow down the use and use less of this precious natural resource.

1. Brushing your teeth. Instead of running water while brushing your teeth, save up to five gallons of water by wetting your brush and using a glass of water to rinse your teeth.

2. Shaving. It takes approximately three minutes or eight gallons of water per leg when shaving in the shower. Turn off the water between intervals to save water. The same rule applies to the guys when shaving their faces!

3. Showering. Typical shower water usage is approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water. Cut back the time spent in the shower or turn the water off while soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse.

4. Dishwashing. For optimum water conservation run only full loads in. Dishwashers take up to four gallons per cycle. Depending upon the type of dishwashing soap used, you can save additional water by not pre-rinsing dishes.

5. Handwashing. Don’t leave the water running between scrubbing and rinsing.

6. Washing your car. Save up to 150 gallons by not running the hose while soapy up the car in the driveway. Use a pail of soapy water and a variable spray nozzle on the hose that can shut off. Or, reduce water waste down to 30-45 gallons by taking your car to the car wash.

7. Clean the driveway and sidewalks by using a broom and not a hose.

8. Water the lawn only when it needs it. Don’t run the sprinkler full blast. Two-hundred-and sixty-five gallons an hour can pump through a sprinkler when watering your lawn. Water in the morning so the water will not evaporate and to keep pesky bugs out.

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