Water-Saving Ideas You Can Follow Today
The Earth is made up of 75% water, but only a minimal 3% of it is safe to consume by humans. As more and more shortages keep happening, it becomes even more crucial to take on an efficient attitude when it comes to using water.
Being wasteful with water harms the environment, but it also significantly increases our utility bills. As the majority of water use is indoors, that’s where many of us can focus on conservation. Follow the tips below to see a big decrease in your utility bills:
- Make it a habit to inspect devices that use water to make sure that they are working as they should.
- Use your ears! Training your ears to spot signs of leakage, such as a toilet that sounds like it’s constantly running, or a leaky faucet and other fixtures, can make you instantly aware of an issue.
- Save gallons and gallons of water by choosing to take a shower instad of a bath. And when you do take a shower, try to make it short whenever possible to see long-term savings.
- This tips saves water – and the state of your plumbing, too! As much as possible, throw waste in the trash instead of flushing them.
- This is a common habit from childhood, but one you should break as soon as possible: avoid letting the faucet run while shaving or brushing your teeth.
- Insulated coolers are more effective at keeping food and drinks cool when traveling, and they also use less water than ice buckets.
- One way to avoid dilution of a drink’s flavor due to melted ice is to buy a container that can be put in the freezer instead.
- If you notice a leaking fixture at any location, inform a staff member as soon as possible so it can be fixed as soon as possible.
- As much as possible, thaw food in the fridge overnight or use the microwave if you need it quick. The worst you can do in terms of conservation is to thaw it out by running water over them!