The US Water Alliance, in liaison with Dig Deep, reported that the current water crisis in the United States had gripped very many regions of the country. If water mishandling continues, there are high chances that the country may experience a severe drought. Therefore, every citizen has a role to play in combating the US water crisis and saving water. Below are 10 simple ways that you can employ to save water in your household.
- Take Short Showers
Since a typical shower consumes 5-10 gallons of water/minute, you can have short showers by closing the shower when soaping up and open it when rinsing off.
- Avoid Overwatering your Lawn
Learn how to control your sprinkler system. This way, you will be able to avoid overwatering and wasting water.
- Check for Leaks
Leaks on your pipes, taps, and other main water lines waste plenty of water. Check for such leaks and make repairs appropriately.
- Avoid Running the Hose when Washing your Car
Close the hose while soaping down your vehicle and only use it when rinsing the soap off.
- Don’t Water your Gutter
Before you put on your sprinkle system, be sure to position it in such a manner that it will land on your garden or lawn and not in places where it will do no good. Likewise, avoid watering your garden when the wind is too strong since much of the water will be carried off to the sidewalks and street.
- Don’t Leave Water Running When Washing Dishes
If you are washing your dishes by hand, fill one pan with water from where you will soap the dishes and another pan of water where you will rinse the soap off.
- Use Water Sense-labeled Toilet Models
Generally, older toilets use 26.5 liters per flush. You can opt for the high-efficient toilets that use 4.85 liters per flush.
- Take Baths
Fill your tub partially with water and enjoy a water-saving bath
- Turn off Water When Shaving
Fill the sink partially with warm water from where you can rinse your shaving razor.
- Ensure our Children do not waste Water
Be sure that your kids do not play with sprinkles or hose pipes for they may waste the precious water. Let someone else keep an eye on them when you are not around.
Even though saving water may seem to be a daunting task, practicing the above little tasks will make a great impact in combating the water crisis. At your individual level, be sure to consider the acts and together, we will make a great difference in the long term.