Importance of Water Conservation

One of the great values I learned in our CWTS class is the Importance of Water Conservation
And then I was able to watch "Rango" movie, I was more enlightened about water conservation. Now I would like to share Green living tips from the Nestlé Club

There are a lot of ways to save water, and they all start with us!

  • Conserve water in the kitchen

  • If you wash dishes by hand, fill one half of the sink with soapy water and the other with clean water instead of letting the water run.

  • Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  • Water your houseplants with water saved from washing your fruits and vegetables or even when you clean your fish tank!

  • Thaw foods in the refrigerator or in a bowl of hot water instead of using running water.

  • Designate one glass for your drinking water each day or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.

  • Let your pots and pans soak instead of letting the water run while you clean them.

  • Conserve water in the bathroom

  • Drop your tissue in the trash instead of flushing it.

  • One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then, turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water.

  • Turn the faucet off while you shave, brush your teeth and lather up your hands.

  • Conserve water indoors

  • Wash only full loads in your washing machine, or adjust the water level to reflect the size of the load.

  • Pay attention to your water bill and become familiar with your water meter—use them to track your water use and detect leaks.

  • Fix leaky plumbing fixtures, faucets and appliances in the house.

  • Show children how to turn off the faucets completely after each use.

  • Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy while helping your clothes to keep their colors.

  • Conserve water outdoors

  • For hanging baskets, planters and pots, place ice cubes under the moss or dirt to give your plants a cool drink of water and help eliminate water overflow.

  • Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water.

  • Report broken pipes, open hydrants and errant sprinklers to the property owner or your water provider.

  • Water your lawn only when needed.

  • Don’t over-water your plants. Learn how much water they need and how best to apply just the right amount


REFERENCES:

www.wateruseitwisely.com
www.eartheasy.com
www.conservewater.utah.gov/Tips/Tipslist.asp

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