Throughout the country, water conservation has become a way of life. There is a growing recognition that the supply of water is not unlimited. The amount of fresh water available for drinking, irrigation, industry, and other uses must be used as efficiently as possible. Recently, some counties and towns have even implemented restrictions on water use. This week, we’re outlining a few ways to save water at home and reduce your carbon footprint!
Install Rain Sensors on Your Irrigation Systems
Prevent overwatering your plants and eliminate unnecessary water use with this easily installed sprinkler system addition. Our pick is this orbit 57069 sprinkler system from amazon that features a universal design compatible with most sprinkler systems.
On top of causing damage, leaks account for much more water waste than you may realize. The average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted annually, and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more daily. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves.
Be Mindful of Every Day Water Use
Everyday tasks, such as brushing your teeth or washing a load of laundry, can add up to a lot of water waste over time. Washing machines use around 15-20 gallons of water a load, so make sure that you’re only completing full loads of laundry. Similarly, leaving the water on when brushing your teeth can waste as much as 5 gallons of water. Being mindful and incorporating small changes in water use can add up to a lot of savings over time.
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