What comes to mind when you think of water?
I automatically think: necessity and nourishment.
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With a statistic like that, we need to find ways to ensure we are conserving each drop of water.
I used to be that person, the one who would let the faucet run while brushing my teeth. That simple gesture wastes a ridiculous amount of water. After reviewing the research, I was appalled at how much water I was wasting just me by myself! As a role model for my children, I needed to change that habit immediately.
It all starts at home folks!
Here is a list of more ways you can save water in your own household:
* When washing dishes, don’t leave the water running to rinse! (I’m very bad for this too)
* Check your toilets, faucets, hoses and pipes for leaks and plug them ASAP!
* In summer time, water the grass, not the sidewalk!
* Your toilet is a toilet, not a garbage can, don’t waste additional litres of water unnecessarily!
* Steam your veggies by using enough water to cover them with a tight fitting lid. You will get more nutrients from steamed vegetables!
* Consistently check your water meter from month to month, drastic changes should be looked at immediately.
Are you looking to purchase a new toilet? Local municipalities have a variety of water conservation programs for residential homes. We have a toilet replacement credit program right here in Winnipeg!
Perhaps you need new faucets for your home? Look for products that carry the WaterSense label. it will help you identify water efficient items. There is information all around us and easily accessible, use it to your benefit.
We have a duty to conserve for our future generations, and while we may not be able to make grand gestures to do so, if everyone could follow these easy tips, we would be well on our way!