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5 Ways to Conserve Water and Have Fun!

Updated: Apr 16, 2021

Water is something we use everyday: to get clean, hydrate, wash our things! But, sometimes we can use too much water, which is more expensive, and unnecessary to a healthy earth. Here are 5 things you can do to get back on track to being friends with water again:

  1. ONLY run dishwashers and washing machines when full.

Dishwashers use up to 3 gallons of water per cycle. And washing machines? 19 GALLONS of water per load. How crazy is that?? This is a simple and easy tip, to save a LOT of water from being wasted with such little loads.

2. Check for toilet leaks.

If you haven't check for leaks in your toilets lately, you better! A leaky toilet can leak up to 200 gallons of water a day! (over 6,000 in a month!) Don't fret! Checking for toilet leaks is not hard. Check our How-To video on YouTube or our video channel on this website.

3. Take shorter showers.

Okay, okay, this one is a little obvious and boring. I mean, who doesn't love soaking themselves in warm water? One way we recommend to make shorter showers fun is by making it a race! A little competition adds motivation and encouragement towards saving the earth. Try timing yourself, making a chart, and having a grand prize for the shortest shower!

4. Save the water you don't drink and use it for healthy plants.

If you don't finish your glass during the day, or you still have some H2O in your water bottle, don't just dump it out! Instead, either just pour it into a watering can (this might be easier for a family with a watering schedule) or just pour it straight into your plant! This will become a habit to save the water you usually use for your plants.

5. Turn the water off while you brush your teeth.

When you keep the water on while you are brushing your teeth, it's a waste! Plus, you shouldn't be brushing your teeth for such a short time that you think it's okay to keep the water running that whole time! Instead, shut the water off, and jam to your favorite song while you brush those pearly whites. It's a WIN - WIN!

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