Three Ways YOU Can Conserve Water

By: Elizabeth Perry

In case you haven't already heard, water conservation isn't just good for the environment, it's also beneficial for many other things. Water conservation can protect drinking water resources, save money, reduce water pollution and health risks, and many other things. Below you will find just three of the many ways you can conserve water.

~Check faucets and pipes for leaks~

Even a small drip from a raggedy faucet can waste 20 gallons of water per day. While larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.

An example of a leaky faucet.

~Install water-saving shower heads~

The amount of energy used is lowered and results in lower amounts of CO2 that is dispersed into the air. The water-saving shower heads can also save you money considering water used during your shower accounts for around 20%-30% of our household water usage.

An example of a water saving shower head.

~Don't run the hose while washing your car~

If you clean your car with a bucket of soapy water and only use the hose for rinsing then you could save as much as 150 gallons of water when washing your car. Also, using a spray nozzle while rinsing results in a more efficient use of water.

Shows a bucket of soapy water used to clean a car instead of just a water hose.