51 Water saving tips for daily life

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Today, we live in a world that is more sustainable. You can find many innovations that can help you save water. Most of us are busy with work and home responsibilities. Some of us even go to school or have kids to take care of. It’s hard enough keeping up with day-to-day tasks without having water on the brain. But you can start doing your part this very day to help conserve our precious water resources by implementing these simple, cost-effective ways to water-saving tips, and thus we would be able to save a life, save the earth and save the world.

Water saving tips
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General/ Maintenance

  1. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets, these are really water savers and could save a lot of water on a daily basis.
  2. Have seen a leak you can’t fix? Inform your parent, teacher, employer, or property manager immediately to fix it.
  3. One drip every second could add up to 5 gallons per day, Check your faucets and showerheads for any kind of leaks and Make sure to test your toilet and taps for leaks at least once a year.
  4. Try to use water-friendly equipment.
  5. Never pour water down the remaining water in the drain when there might be another use for it. Use that water for cleaning/washing or for gardening.
  6. Try to establish your own cycle of water reusability in your house.
  7. Try not to play water games using water guns or water balloons.
  8. To reduce water usage, consider replacing old equipment such as dishwashers with energy-saving advanced devices.
  9. Bring back the water bottle from school with the leftover water, and use this water for your garden.
  10. Audit your facility for Water usage to find out your recommended water use, then monitor your utility bills to gauge your monthly consumption.

Brushing

  1. Close the tap, while brushing your teeth.

Toilets/Shower

  1. Take short showers.
  2. Prefer to use the shower while bathing.
  3. Double-check that all the faucet is completely off when leaving the bathroom.
  4. Don’t play too much with water in the summer.
  5. Use good old soap instead of shower gels for the shower. Shower Gels require extra water to rinse off.
  6. Put some colour in your toilet tank. If water seeps into the bowl without flushing, there would be a leak. Fix it and start saving gallons of water.
  7. Close the shower tap, while applying the soap in the shower.
  8. Consider buying a new dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full flush for solid waste and a half flush could save gallons of water.
  9. Replace your toilet flapper, if it doesn’t close properly after flushing.
  10. Always drop the tissues in the trash instead of flushing them in the toilet.
  11. Try to use a showerhead. They are very cheap, easy to install and end up saving up to 750 gallons of water a month.
  12. Don’t use your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket.

Gardening

  1. Always use a watering can to water the plants in your garden/playground.
  2. Avoid over-seeding your garden lawn with winter grass.
  3. Water your summer lawns once every 3 days & your winter lawn once every 5 days. The lawns do not need water every day.
  4. Try not to use the hose in the garden the next day after it rained.
  5. Adjust the lawnmower to a height of between 1.5 – 2 inches. The Taller grass shades roots & holds moisture of the soil better than short grass.
  6. Fertilizers increase water consumption So avoid the use of fertilizer and use organic compost.

Cleaning/Washing

  1. Always use a bucket to clean the floors.
  2. Always use the washing machine fully loaded, half loaded wastewater.
  3. Always prefer to use a dishwasher to do the dishes!
  4. When doing dishes by hand, don’t let the water running from the tap.
  5. Always use a bucket and sponge to clean the car!
  6. Always use the correct water-saving button on the toilet!
  7. Always try to shut off the water tap while you are rinsing the dishes.
  8. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
  9. Turn the water tap off while you lather, when washing your hands.
  10. Always use a broom instead of a hosepipe to clean sidewalks, and driveways, and could save water every time.
  11. Do less laundry, wash your clothes when actually required.
  12. Do not let the faucet run continuously while you clean vegetables.
  13. Rinse your razor in the sink, not in more water.

Drinking

  1. Close the tap immediately when you drink from the tap.
  2. When you drink water from glass then only take as much as water you can drink
  3. Left out water can be used later for drinking.

Rain/Water recycling

  1. Check the water recycling option for home, schools, offices and warehouses.
  2. Everyone should try to reuse rainwater.
  3. Explore Rainwater harvesting techniques in home.
  4. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

Cooler

  1. Water coolers require a seasonal maintenance check. For more efficient cooling annually.
  2. Direct the water drain from the cooler to the plants in your garden.

The above water-saving tips need to be followed by all the family members including kids.

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