Whether you live in an area that is experiencing a drought, or you simply want to do your part for conservation—conserving water is easier than you think.
- Invest in reusable ice cubes, like chemical-free, ice cold natural stones
- Use clean ice cubes to water house plants
- Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge so you don’t have to wait for your water to get cold
- While you’re waiting for your shower water to warm up, fill up a bucket with the cold water and use it to water your garden
- Invest in a rain catch barrel to water your yard and garden
- Use potato, pasta, or vegetable water to water house or yard plants
- Yellow is mellow, so only flush for #2 or higher
- Invest in aerators, faucets, shower heads, and toilets that use less water
- Invest in water saving gardening hoses and garden accessories
- Fix all dripping faucets ASAP
- When it’s time for new ones, upgrade to an energy efficient washing machine and dishwasher
- During the warmer winter months, water your yard in the morning when less water is required than at peak heat
- Fill up your sink when washing dishes by hand
Conserving water only requires a bit more time and thought, and in most cases costs little to nothing to implement.