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Water Conservation at Home

WATER CONSERVATION O Fresh, clean water is a limited resource. While most of the planet is covered in water, it is salt water that can only be consumed by humans and other species after undergoing desalination, which is an expensive process. In some areas of the world, access to water is limited due to contamination. People who have access to fresh water can take steps to limit their use of water to avoid waste. S In the Bathroom - Repair leaky faucets and always turn off your taps tightly so they don't drip. - Use an aerator and a water-flow reducer attachment. - Have showers instead of baths and keep them short. - Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or washing your hands. DID YOU KNOW? Even a small drip can waste as much as 170 gallons of water each day, or ... O In the Toilet - Repair any toilet tank, bowl or base leaks. You can check the tank for leaks by adding food colouring to the water tank and observing whether it spreads to the bowl without flushing. - Never flush garbage of any kind down the toilet. - Install a low-flush toilet, or place a toilet insert or weighted plastic bottle filled with water in the 5,000 gallons of water per month (volume of water in the pool) water tank. ID In the Kitchen - Don't run the water continuously while thawing food, hand washing dishes or while washing fruits and veggies; use a partially filled sink instead with a quick rinse afterward. Fridge: Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator, instead of running the tap for a cold glass of water. DID YOU KNOW? Water makes up 70% of the human body. Dishwasher: Wash full loads and use the shortest cycle. In the Laundry Room Wash full loads and use the shortest cycle. DID YOU KNOW? - Adjust the water level and use cold or warm Conventional washers built water instead of hot. before 2011 typically use about 40 gallons (151.4 liters) - Use environmentally friendly (low or no phosphate and biodegradable) energit per load; resource-efficient detergents. - Repair any leaks around the washer taps and hoses. - The smaller the Water Factor*, the more efficient the clothes washer. washer may use as little as 15 ENERGY STAR gallons (56.8 liters) per load. Because washers come in various sizes and capacity, the water efficiency of clothes washers is rated using the term "Water Factor" to accurately compare water use. Water Factor (WF) is measured by the quantity of water (gallons) used to wash each cubic foot of laundry. A In the Yard and Garden Tap/hose: - Check outside hoses, faucets and sprinklers for leaks. Even a small drip can waste tons DID YOU KNOW? Watering lawns during the early morning or evening hours will decrease evaporation loss. Do not water on windy days. of water. - Take care of your garden hoses. Don't keep them in the sun or drag them across the driveway. Rain Barrel: Collect rainwater from the eaves of your house in a large garbage pail or rain barrel. Designed by Ovlix Real Estate Search

Water Conservation at Home

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Want to make a difference in your life and the lives of others? Here’s something easy and fun to do: save water. Water conservation affects us all. Clean, fresh drinking water isn’t an unlimited r...


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