Where can I make the biggest difference in water conservation in my home?



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    There are two main places. Reduce the time you spend in the shower and you will save a lot of water. Using older showerheads a 5 minute shower would use 20 Gallons of water. Secondly, landscaping is another source of a water loss. Make sure to water your plants enough to maintain their vitality but not to waste water. For example, water in the mornings and evenings when the water does not evaporate as swiftly as during the main part of the day.

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    “A single slow leaky faucet dripping 30 drops per minute wastes 3 gallons per day, or the equivalent of 27 baths per year. The USGS also estimates that many of our toilets leak approximately 22 gallons of water per day.” The simplest and perhaps the most significant thing we can do to save conserve water in our homes is to fix all leaks. It would also help to write your local water company and find out how much water it loses in its pipes through leakage and what measures it is taking to alleviate the situation. “In some areas this figure is over one third. Demand to know why consumers should suffer shortages, rising costs and metering if the company will not plough more of its profits into conservation itself.” Other water conservation tips for the home are avilable at the second link below.

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    On average the largest usage of water for a residence is outdoor use, such as watering the lawn, which accounts for about 58.7 percent of water usage for a household. To conserve water outside you could take out your lawn and replace it with native plants that have adapted to the local climate conditions. Use plants that are naturally found in your area and can grow with little or no watering required. You can also use drip irrigation systems and soaker hoses. Of course not everyone has a yard, so inside your residence the largest user of water is the toilet, which accounts for about 10.8 percent of water usage for a residence. You can upgrade the toilet to a water efficient model, which could save a few gallons with every flush. You can also upgrade your faucets and showerheads to water efficient models and consider upgrading your washing machine and dishwasher to water and energy efficient models.

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