Thursday, August 14, 2014

Water Wasting in the Bathroom

Did you know that 10% of our home water supply is used in the kitchen and 75% is used in the bathroom?  When it comes to conserving energy in the home it seems that cutting down on bathroom use should be a priority. 

 First things first to conserving water are repairing any leaking facets or toilets.  This will decrease your water use by gallons!! You can check if there are any leaks in your toilet by adding food colouring to the water tank and observing whether is spreads to the bowl without flushing. 

Secondly, most people don’t know that you don’t need that much water in your toilet.  Toilets use over 40% more water than needed.  Try installing a low-flush toilet (which uses 6 L or less per flush) or place a toilet insert in your water tank to prevent over using. 

 Another great idea for recycling water is to put a bucket in the shower while you’re waiting for it to warm up and use the water for plants, flushing the toilet, or cleaning.

And lastly, “if it’s yellow, let it mellow…” is still true for decreasing your water use and water bill!!  And remember, you can always shut down the toilet seat cover if it bothers you!

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