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Here are 5 easy, cost efficient ways to conserve water!
Install a low-flow toilet and dont flush it more than neccessary.
Statistics show that switching from a standard toilet to a low flow toilet can save thousands of gallons of water per year. A standard toilet uses about 6 gallons per flush vs. a low flow toilet that only uses 1.6 gallons per flush. This would be a great way to save your money and conserve the earths water. Its a win- win deal!
Take shorter showers!!
Try and take 5 to 10 min. showers at the most. At the very least change your shower head with a low flow one. Like the low flow toilets, these regulate water pressure while using a lot less water than the original shower heads. You could reduce your water use by 20 to 60 % by doing this.
Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.
Most dish washing company's recommend not doing a pre - rinse to conserve as much water as you can. Your dishwasher and clothes washer should be about full before you turn them on. Its an obvious waste if you start them when they are only half full or if theirs barely anything in them. For partial loads, adjust the water settings to match the size of the load. Also replace old washers, new washers save about 30- 50 % of water and 50% of energy.