7 Easy Water Conservation Tips for World Water Day

It’s true what they say — water makes the world go round! Or, as famed artist and mathematician Leonardo da Vinci once said, “water is the driving force of all nature.” Without water, there is no life, which is why it’s so important that we conserve this natural resource as best we can… Cue the World Water Day water conservation tips!

  1. Prep smart while cooking. Instead of running your veggies under water as you clean and peel them, consider filling a large bowl to use for the task instead. That way, you can still rinse them off, without letting all that extra water go down the drain.
  2. Install water-efficient fixtures. From faucets and showerheads, to toilets and even outdoor hoses, there are plenty of low-flow options to go around. You’d be surprised how much you can save for both the planet and your wallet!
  3. Run washing machines when full. It might be convenient to throw in a quick load of laundry or turn on a dishwasher when it’s only half full, but don’t! Waiting until you’ve got a full load every time will cut down on water usage significantly.
  4. Forgo baths for showers. We know, it’s tempting to take that warm, cozy bath every once in awhile, and we’re not saying you have to fully abstain. However, sticking to short showers more often can help keep water waste to a minimum.
  5. Consider installing rainwater barrels. Water is a renewable resource, which means when conditions are right, mother nature can provide plenty of it as opposed to your tap. Make use of that gift by collecting rainwater in barrels to be reused for washing cars and planting in the garden this spring.
  6. Install water softening and filtration systems. Softer water makes cleaning and other household chores easier, which means you’ll need less to get the job done. When it comes to water filtration, just imagine how much money you can save by kicking bottled water to the curb! Not to mention, you’d be doing the earth a favor.
  7. Find and fix any plumbing leaks.  Just imagine how much water you can save if it wasn’t being wasted through leaky pipes and faucets. To learn more about how you can easily detect sneaky leaks, check out our latest blog post.

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