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10 Simple Ways You Can Save Water


by Dan Agudelo October 13, 2016

Being a hero to save the world’s water is truly easy.

In fact, you can make a difference. The choices you make when leaving your water footprint can help you make an impact in the world’s environmental conservation.

To put water consumption in perspective, the average American uses 176 gallons of water each day (www.water.org). That’s a lot of water.  However, if you want to make a difference in the world and do your part to save it ...

Follow These 10 Simple Ways To Save Our World’s Water ...

  • Take Shorter Showers - A simple, yet effective way to save some water. A typical shower head uses an average of 2.5 gallons per minutes.  Reducing your shower length by just 4 minutes a day can save you 3,650 gallons of water per year! Keeping this in mind, try not to leave the water running if you’re not in the shower. And if possible, turn the shower off while you’re lathering to cut down even more water usage.
  • Big Trips To The Laundry - Do large loads of laundry. Instead of running the laundry machine with smaller loads multiple times a day, wait and load up your laundry basket so you can do it all at once. This way you can save the water from the smaller loads.
  • Don’t Go “Flush Crazy” - One flush is really all it takes!  You can even go further by purchasing a newer toilet.  Newer toilets have a lower GPF (Gallon per Flush) and can significantly decrease the amount of water you use per year by up to 90%!
  • Limit Sink Use - Turn off the sink water when brushing your teeth. Those two minutes of brushing our teeth do not require the sink to still be running. Be mindful of your sink faucet while brushing your teeth, washing your face, etc.
  • Be Mindful Of Your Sprinkler - You may be running your sprinklers for too long and in the wrong places. Be mindful of how much water you’re using when running your sprinklers.
  • Eat Less Meat - It requires 1,800 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef. That’s a LOT of water for not a lot of beef. This goes for all meats. Now, we’re not telling you to go vegetarian overnight, but consuming less meat and replacing it with whole foods (fruits, vegetables, grains, starches, beans, nuts, etc.) will reduce the amount of water used for agricultural farming.
  • Recycle - It’s the basic rule you’ve been told since you were young: reduce, reuse, recycle. It reduces the amount of water used. Additionally, purchasing less clothing, electronics, shoes, and gasoline would dramatically reduce the amount of water used in the United States.
  • Conserve Energy - One kilowatt-hour of electricity uses about 25 gallons of water. Shut your lights more often, use water heaters and fluorescent light bulbs. Less electricity will result in less water usage.
  • Waste Less Food - Food waste is skyrocketing in statistics, with food waste percentage in the United States coming in at around 40%. The simple rule of wasting less food will save a great deal of water, oil, energy, and money.
  • Run Your Dishwasher Full - Thousands of gallons of water is being wasted when you wash your dishes by hand. By loading up your dishwasher and running it full, you are saving more money, saving the pain of washing dishes, and saving tons of water. 
  • OK, 10 steps not enough - check out this great exhaustive list of 100 ways to conserve water.

Also, for the water saving people - If you have some water saving tips that I did not mention - add them in the comments.

 




Dan Agudelo
Dan Agudelo

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Dan Agudelo, VP Creative Content Marketing - Dan spends his time creating well-crafted water content that aligns with the values of customers, clients and the water loving public. Dan is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in marketing. For him, marketing the value of water is a passion. Dan spends his free time with friends and family in the Hudson Valley and NYC. His hobbies include soccer, drawing, music and the Marvel Comic Universe.



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