Thursday, April 14, 2011

Many Helpful Ways to Save Water

1 Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or cleaning
2 the toilet flush handle frequently sticks in the flush position, letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.
3 When adjusting water temperatures, instead of turning water flow up, try turning it down. If the water is too hot or cold, turn the offender down rather than increasing water flow to balance the temperatures.
4 Don't let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first while waiting for water to get hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
5 Take shorter showers. Replace you shower head with an ultra-low-flow version. Some units are available that allow you to cut off the flow without adjusting the water temperature knobs.
6.Wait for full loads for the washing machine or dishwasher. Why clean 1 object when you can clean a whole load with the same amount of water?
Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
8. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
9.Drop your tissue in the trash instead of flushing it and save water every time.
10.To save water and time, consider washing your face or brushing your teeth while in the shower.
11. Water your lawn only as fast as the soil can absorb it.
12. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.
13.When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it the most.
14.Washing your bike or car with a bucket and sponge instead of a hose saves a lot of water.

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