March 7, 2017

Water Conservation Tips for 2017

With water droughts becoming more of an issue across the country it’s important for people to do their best to do their past. Conserving water when you don’t really need to use it helps everyone out in the long run. Whether you are in an area that is really struggling for water or you just want to do your part, check out some of these ways to conserve water in 2017!

Two of the more popular places that people waste water is in their home and in their yard and garden.

Water Conservation at Home

  • Check for all leaky faucets or pipes
  • Don’t use the toilet as trash for random items
  • Install a water saving shower heads
  • Be aware of the time and take shorter showers
  • When brushing your teeth turn off sink after wetting your toothbrush
  • When shaving, fill your sink with a few inches of water rather than letting it run each time you clean it.
  • When using the dishwasher to clothes washer, only use it when you have full loads.
  • If you wash dishes by hand don’t keep the sink running for rinsing
  • When cleaning vegetables, don’t let the faucet keep running. Just give them a quick rinse.
  • Running tap water to cool it off is a big waste of water. Keep water in your fridge or get a Stonybrook Water dispenser as this connects directly to your water line and immediately dispenser filtered, cold water.

Yard & Garden Water Conservation

  • Think about planning drought-resistant lawns, shrubs or plants as they will require less water to maintain.
  • Add a layer of mulch around your trees and plants as it slows the process of evaporation and stops against weed growth.
  • Position your water sprinklers correctly so you’re not watering the pavement but you’re watering the stuff which actually needs the water.
  • When washing your car, don’t run the hose the whole time. Use the hose only for rinsing!
  • When cleaning driveways or sidewalks, use a broom and not a hose.
  • Similar to inside, check for any leaky faucets or pipes which may be visible from outside.

Each water conservation tip may not seem like a big deal but when you when add them all up you can really impact overall water use.

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