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Tips For Using Water Wisely In The Home

Aug 4, 2008
Our home water bill is usually one of the smallest utility bills that we have to pay. This can mean that we may not pay as much attention to the amount of water that we waste on a daily basis because we are not really worried about the costs. Just because our water bill does not cost a tremendous amount each month when compared to our electric or gas bill, does not mean we should not do our best to conserve our water supply.

It might seem impossible that we could ever run out of clean drinking water, but the fact is that in so many countries like Africa, clean drinking water is a rare commodity in some areas. Just imagine if we here in the United States were to suddenly have the same problem. It might not happen tomorrow or even in ten years, but if we do not learn to be more careful with the pollutants that we allow into our water supplies and start conserving the water that we have now, our future generations could be faced with this terrible problem.

We can go many days without food, but the case is not the same for water. We must have water to survive. This is why it is important to learn to conserve water now instead of later. There are many things we can do that will not even interfere with our daily routines, but will help conserve our water supply. There are many brands of showerheads and water faucets available today that disperse lesser amounts of water when we use them. After they are installed, we will hardly notice the difference in the water amounts that are coming out, if we even notice at all. These faucets alone can help save water.

Learning to turn the faucet off as we brush our teeth or wash our hands also saves water. We do not realize how much water we waste as it runs down the drain while we are occupied doing something else. Waiting until we are actually ready to get into the shower before we turn the water on can save some. Many times we will turn on the shower a full five minutes before we even get in. This is an unnecessary waste. Always filling the bathtub to the brim is something else we do too often. Why run a full tub of water if we are just going to be in it for a few minutes?

Outside is another place we waste water. Use a sprayer that only allows water to come out when you squeeze the handle. This will mean you only use what you actually need to water plants, wash the car, or other outside cleaning projects. Using water wisely now means we could have enough to last us for years and years to come. You know the future inhabitants of our planet will be so glad we did.
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