Easiest Ways to Save Water

Stop running the tap while you are brushing and take shorter showers. These are the main ones however other ways you can reduce your water consumption which you can see below without any purchases.

Intro

One of the best ways you can do your part to help provide clean water to those in need is by using less yourself. And as much as you try to reduce your water use, there are some places, such as when you shower, where water use is inevitable. Nevertheless, today we are going to look at some common methods of reducing your water use that you can start using right now without buying anything.

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Don't run the water when you brush your teeth.

If you run the tap while you are brushing, you need to stop. There is no reason to and running the tap for just 3 minutes wastes over 2 gallons of water which is enough water to keep you hydrated for an entire week.

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You can wash your dishes without running water.

Depending on how many dishes you have, running the water while you're washing the dishes could be wasting gallons and gallons of water. Instead, fill your sink with soap and water and let the dishes soak in the sink. After a few minutes, you can wash your dishes.

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Take shorter showers.

With the average taking 8 minutes and wasting around 17 gallons of water, it is clear that we take too long in the shower. To lessen your water use in the shower, turn off the showerhead when you aren't using it or simply spend less time in the shower.

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Don't use your toilet as a trash can.

Depending on your toilet, each flush can use up to 2 gallons of water. But not only does this waste water, but items can also clog up sewage pipes so please don't throw aways things in your toilet.

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Run laundry loads that are full.

Your laundry machine could be using up to 45 gallons per load so always be sure that are only running it on a full load.

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Run your dishwasher on a full load.

The average dishwasher uses 6 gallons of water and, like with the laundry machine, always run it when it is full so you aren't wasting unnecessary water.

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