Water Conservation

Water is inparitive for human life. We use water for many everyday purposes. Sometimes water can come to a low and we need to save water. Saving water can also save you money. There are plenty of ways you and save water. Here are a few examples.

Turn water off while brushing teeth

Turn your water off in between brushing your teeth and rinsing your tooth brush. It may seem like only a little bit of water your using but saving water adds up over time. You use 2 gallons of water while brushing your teeth with the water running. That adds up. 2 gallons twice a day for a week is 28 gallons of water. You only use .25 gallons of water when brushing your teeth and turning the tap off. .25 gallons of water twice a day for a week is 3.5 gallons of water. There is a large difference. So, try to get into the habit of turning the water off when brushing your teeth. You can save a whole lot of water.

Only use dishwashers and washing machines with full loads

Only use your dishwasher and washing machine if you have a full load. Instead of washing a small load just wait until you have more clothes or dishes. I'm sure more will add up. You use 10 gallons of water to wash your dishes. If you wash your dishes 2 times a week you use twenty gallons of water. But if you wash small loads and wash your dishes 4 times a week you use 40 gallons of water. When you wash your clothes you use 40 gallons of water per load. If you wash 4 times a week you use 160 gallons of water, that's a lot of water! If you wash small loads and wash 6 times a week you use 240 gallons of water. So, try to only use your dishwashers and washing machines if you have a full load. You can save gallons and gallons of water.

Water your garden with saved rain water

If you need to water your plants in your garden, try to use saved rain water instead of a garden hose. If it rains that already waters your plants but you can also save some of that rain water and use it for later when you need to water your plants. Watering your garden with a hose can use 140 gallons of water per hour. So, say you water your plants for 2 hours 2 times a week, you would use 560 gallons of water. Even though it may not always rain try to save some rain water and water your plants. It saves lots of water.

By: Savannah Jones

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