5 More Ways to Conserve Water

ways-to-conserve-waterWhile I was over on Google+ this week I saw a great post from The Eco-Plumbers of Florida, which offered a clever water-saving tip. It inspired me to go dig up a few more water-saving ideas that I haven’t talked about on the blog yet.

#1. Water Plants with Cold Shower Water

First, the Eco-Plumbers tip that inspired the post:

If you’re taking a shower, don’t waste cold water while waiting for hot water to reach the shower head. Catch that water in a container to use on your outside plants or to flush your toilet. Saves 200 to 300 gallons a month!

Just keep a small bucket in your bathroom and give this tip a try.

#2. Pay Attention to Laundry Loads

Laundry can use up a great deal of water. Make sure you run a full load every time. Or, if you have a washer with adjustable water levels, make sure that you adjust the levels of your water to the levels of your laundry each and every time.

#3. Reuse Fish Tank Water

Don’t just dump the water the next time you clean out your aquarium. That water is now chock-full of nutrients! Instead, use it freely to water any plant you don’t intend to eat.

#4. Don’t Wash Dishes Before You Wash Dishes

Do you rinse dishes before you put them in the dishwasher? You don’t really have to do that job twice. Just scrape off the food and let the machine do its job. And, of course, you should always make sure that your dishwasher is completely full before you run a load.

#5. Learn 100 More Ways to Conserve Water

There are many, many other ways to conserve water, both to lower your water footprint and your water bill. Check out this website to get more ideas.

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