There we go with 10 tips for use water wisely at home. With minor adjustments and small changes in habits, we can save a lot of water, reduce the volume of sewage and help to preserve this precious resource.
Let’s go to the tips, shall we?
1. Take faster showers. Everyone is tired of knowing that this is necessary. But you may not know that shorter showers – and less soap – will do good for your skin, since you won’t lose the natural protection of our body.
2. Fix today those dripping taps! (click here to learn how). It may be wasting more than 2,000 gallons of water per month! There’s no point pushing the tap to see if it stops dripping, it only worsens the leak.
3. Save the cold water that comes out first when you open the hot water tap, if you have a solar heating system or gas one. Use the collected water to water your plants.
4. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving, for God’s sake! A faucet gets to spend 15 liters per minute!
5. Only use the washing machine and dishwasher at full capacity. Before placing dishes in the dishwasher, remove food scraps from dishes and cutlery with a damp sponge.
6. Collect the water used to wash fruits and vegetables. This water is perfectly clean and can be used to water plants or wash the floor. See our post about it, and wait for a special videocast!
7. Never use only the hose to clean sidewalks and paths. With the help of a broom, the service goes faster and you spend less water. If you’re alone, use a water bucket.
8. Use bucket and sponge instead of the hose to wash your car. If you use 6 buckets, the economy may reach 150 liters of water per wash.
9. Water the plants early in the morning or late afternoon / evening. At the middle of warmer days, you can lose much water by evaporation.
10. Install faucets with aerators in your home. This simple device distributes the water, reducing the flow without reducing the pressure. You will not notice the difference, but will be saving water.
If you already follow these tips, congratulations!
If you don’t, it’s time to take better care of water for future generations!