Friday, June 6, 2008

10 Tips to Help Save Water

Below are 10 tips to save water that I found listed under 110 ways to save water.

1. When you give your pet fresh water, don't throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.

2. If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don't throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.

3. Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full and you could save 1000 gallons a month.

4. Wash your produce in the sink or a pan that is partially filled with water instead of running water from the tap.

5. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You'll save up to 1000 gallons a month.

6. Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.

7. Before you lather up, install a low-flow shower head. They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save your family more than 500 gallons a week.
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8. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.

9. Encourage your school system and local government to help develop and promote a water conservation ethic among children and adults.

10. Encourage your friends and neighbors to be part of a water-conscious community.

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