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8 Quick Tips For Saving Water (and Money) at Home – Via Dwell

8 Quick Tips For Saving Water (and Money) at Home – Via Dwell

 

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There’s no doubt Mother Nature—and your wallet—will thank you for following these quick, easy tips.

 

Earth Day may have come and gone, but that’s no reason to discontinue doing your bit for the environment by conserving water at home. Although these eight tips are quick, easy, and simple, they will produce dramatic change, especially if we all take part.

 

1. Turn Off Faucets

 

Whether you’re brushing your teeth, shaving, or simply washing your hands and face, it’s important to always turn of the tap. Bathroom faucets release about two gallons of water a minute, so you can save hundreds of gallons per month if you simply turn faucets off until it’s time to rinse.

 

2. Fix Leaky Faucets

 

 

To prevent water loss, make sure none of your faucets are leaking, as even the smallest of leaks can waste as much as 20 gallons of water per day. More so, a leaking toilet can waste roughly 200 gallons each day.

 

3. Skip the Half-Loads

 

Half-loaded dishwashers or washing machines are a huge source of wastage, so if possible, wait until you have a full load before running your next cycle.

 

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