Read on to see if you’re taking advantage of all the ways you could be saving water – and money!
Following these five steps will give you a more eco-friendly home without having to make too much effort.
Most of them are pretty easy.
Do you keep the tap running when you wash your hands or brush your teeth?
If so, you could be losing a couple of gallons of water every minute!
你知道淋浴是吗？third biggest guzzlers of waterin the home?
If you’re showering every day, consider skipping one just one day per week. And, perhaps you can think about shortening the time you spend in the shower too?
The average 8-minute shower can use anywhere from62 to 136 liters of water。当你白日梦时，这是很多浪费的水掉下来。
2. Save Water in the Kitchen
If you have a dishwasher, be sure that you’re only running it when it’s full. A small load will use the same amount of water as a full load, so it’s not efficient.
And if you don’t have a dishwasher, consider filling up your sink with soapy water. You can use that water to hand wash rather than letting water run while you scrub.
You can also reuse pasta cooking liquid. Rather than dumping it down the drain, put a colander over a big pot and keep it. Once it cools, you can use it to water your plants!
One way to reduce your water usage here is to either shrink your lawn, or get rid of it altogether. Choose aXeriscaped景观使用地面覆盖，多肉植物和其他在干燥条件下茁壮成长的植物。
Invest in a low-flow toilet. Opt for a Water Sense rated dishwasher or washing machine. Aerate your faucets.
Plus, pay close attention to your bill. If it spikes suddenly and you haven’t been using a lot more water, there’s a good chance you have a leak.
5. Use Less Electricity
Of the 5 ways to save water, this one is just a good idea across the board.
但就节约用水而言，发电厂需要成千上万加仑的水来冷却它们。所以less electricityyou use, the less water will be required to cool those plants.