If you enjoy throwing away money, this post isn’t for you. But those of you who like to save cash (and water, while you’re at it), will want to read on:
Vegetables, Meet Bowl
Instead of running your tap the entire time you wash lettuce and other vegetables, soak them in a bowl of cool water. Then use the dirty water to feed your plants.
Don’t Be a Drip
If you have a tap with even a slow leak, in one week’s time that can waste enough water to fill your bathtub. Invest a few cents in washers and repair all the drippy faucets in your house.
Shower Less, Stink More
A water-saving shower head will cut the amount of H2O your family uses by up to 40 percent. Put a timer in the bathroom and try to wash up in less than 10 minutes.
Fill a pitcher of water and keep it in your fridge. Every time you want cold drinking water, it’ll be on hand – as opposed to having to run your faucet until it gets cold.
Hush Your Flush
An ultra-low-flow toilet uses no more than 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf), while other toilets can use up to 7 gpf. While newer houses normally come with ULF johns, many older homes don’t. Visit Flex Your Power to find out more info on how much you can save with the right toilet, plus other water-saving tips.