Following suit with Fix a Leak week, here are a few more water conservation tips from Water Use it Wisely‘s website. Make sure you check out the site. It’s full of colorful visuals like the image below and is a great way to learn more about saving water.
Here are 10 easy ways to conserve water
- Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.
- Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run off the surface.
- Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass.
- Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
- When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out. Pour them on a plant.
- Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.
- Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
- Use a commercial car wash that recycles water. Or, wash your car on the lawn, and you’ll water your grass at the same time.
- Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
- Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.
Find more tips on the Water Use It Wisely site.