21 Easy Ways to Save Water
Saving water is much easier to do than you may think. You can easily reduce your water usage by 65% by following these tips and tricks. It’s important to save water in today’s society due to the massive dependence humans have on water and the water shortage around the world. Saving water does not have to be hard. If you follow the steps below it can be cheap and easy.
1. Don’t let the Water Run.
From rubbing soap on your hands to brushing you teeth. You can save water by turning the sink off in between.
2. Use the Dishwasher.
Most people who wash dishes leave the water running and wash one dish at a time. If this is you you may save water by using the dishwasher.
3. Take Shorter Showers.
Shorter showers means less water is used.
4. Take Less Baths
Baths usually use 30 gallons of water compared to 20 gallons used in an average shower.
5. Drought Friendly Landscaping
This can save large amounts of water without you having to change your lifestyle.
6. Go to Car Washes
Commercial car washes are much more efficient than washing your car at home.
7. Fix Leaking Pipes
There is no excuse for allowing pipes to leak. Fix them.
8. Use Appliances When Full.
Don’t use your dishwasher or washing machine when it’s half full. Only run them while it’s full.
9. Harvest Rain Water
Devices such as rain barrels collect rainwater for reuse. This can dramatically help in reducing water usage depending on the area you live in.
10. Don’t Buy a Pool
Buy a house without a pool and use a community pool. If you find this one challenging compromise by getting a hot tub.
11. Remove Water Features
Water Features like fountains and waterfalls use a lot of water. To save water you can remove these features or fill them with rain water.
12. Wash animals outside
Washing animals outside can save water by using less.
13. Reuse Water
Reusing water is a wonderful way to conserve water. Most water can be reused for landscape purposes.
14. Water Efficient Appliances
Upgrade your toilet or dishwasher if they are old and inefficient. Depending on the water rates in your area this may end up saving you money.
15. Water Saving Fixtures
There are special sink and shower heads that conserve water. They can be found on amazon for a fair price.
16. Reusable Water Bottles
Buying a plastic water bottle is cheap. Get one and use it.
17. Reduce Sprinkler Cycle Times
Make sure your sprinklers are not overwatering your landscape. It is also more efficient to have your sprinklers run at night or the early morning to reduce evaporation.
18. Let Your Lawn Die
No need to water your lawn in the Winter. Just let it turn brown.
19. Evaluate Your Sprinkler System
Check your sprinklers to make sure they are working properly and are spraying water towards the landscaping. Don’t let the sprinklers water the concrete.
20. Avoid Hand Watering
Hand watering plants wastes a lot of water. use a more efficient system such as drip lines.
21. Be Proactive
If you see others wasting water do your part and speak up.
It’s not hard to save water and with these tips and tricks you can greatly reduce your water usage. Water is an important resource that most people take for granted. Unfortunately the water crisis is growing around the world and less people have access to clean water by the day. Do your part and save water every way you can.