Being eco-friendly is on everyone’s mind these days. From local recycling initiatives to corporations ‘going green’ it’s an issue that we all deal with. In addition to recycling your Coke cans and newspapers, there are also ways in which to conserve natures biggest resource; water. Your home’s bathroom uses a lot of water between the sink, toilet and bathtub/shower so it’s a great place to implement conservation methods. Here are five ways to do that.
1. Take showers – The most obvious water saving method is to take showers rather than baths. This not only conserves water but saves on utility cost as well by using less hot water. If you want, you can also switch your shower head to a low flowing one that allows less water to pump through.
2. Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth – The dentist recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day. If you leave the faucet running while doing this, roughly two gallons of water per minute are wasted. Once you begin brushing, turn off the faucet and leave it off until you’re finished.
3. Cut down on your shower time – This is also an easy way to save water in your bathroom. Attempt to cut down your shower time from 15 minutes to 10 by shortening your routine.
4. Fix that leaky faucet – Did you know that one dripping faucet has the potential to waste over 100 gallons of water a year?. It may not seem like much of an issue with a leaky faucet dripping once per minute but it really adds up over time. Fixing faucets is also a simple do-it-yourself task that can be accomplished with a kit bought at any hardware store.
5. Invest in a toilet upgrade – Corporations as well as people have ‘green’ ideas as well and many outlets that sell bathroom fixtures are offering products like high efficiency toilets (HET). In fact, Kohler states that its line of HETs can save a family more than 16,000 gallons of water a year. That’s a huge difference.
The Web site eartheasy.com states that the bathroom uses roughly 75% of the home’s water. If water conservation is something that you’re interested in, it’s the ideal place to start and maintain. If we all work together on this issue we can conserve millions of gallons of water a year and conserve the planet’s most valuable natural resource.
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