Saturday, August 16, 2014

7 Surprising Simple Ways to Conserve Water Everyday

Water conservation is becoming a hot topic of late. From a slew of new water conservation items such as low flush toilets, low flow shower heads, faucet aerators, among others. There also have been a slew of articles related to water conservation as well. As there should be, states that though the earth is 70 percent water, o
nly 1 to 2 percent of that water is currently available for drinking. Here is list of 7 surprising ways that an individual can do in their daily lives to help conserve this precious non-renewable resource.

1. When ordering in a restaurant only ask for water if you are going to drink it

2. If you use a dehumidifier reuse the water for plants and your lawn.

3. Wash fruits and vegetables in a bowl instead of under a faucet.

4. Make sure outdoor hoses and faucets are without leaks and make sure sprinklers are watering your yard and not the street.

5.Throughout the day reuse your water drinking glass instead of washing right away.

6. Reuse your cooking water; for example as a stock for vegetable stews, or once it
cools water some indoors plants.

7. Learn the water footprint of your food, foods such as mangoes and beef uses more from farm to plate than chicken and nectarines, a little research can lead to better decisions at the grocery store.

some additional information:
Water Conservation Techniques That Make Every Drop Count
How to Go Green: Water
Did You Know Saving Water = Saving Electricity?
How You Can Save 60 Gallons of Water Today!
Set Your Green Home Priorities for Water Conservation

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