05 Nov '11, 8pm

20 ways to conserve water at home happier Earth, lower water bills.

20 ways to conserve water at home happier Earth, lower water bills.

Shower bucket . Instead of letting the water pour down the drain, stick a bucket under the faucet while you wait for your shower water to heat up. You can use the water for flushing the toilet or watering your plants. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Water comes out of the average faucet at 2.5 gallons per minute . Don’t let all that water go down the drain while you brush! Turn off the faucet after you wet your brush, and leave it off until it’s time to rinse. Turn off the tap while washing your hands. Do you need the water to run while you’re scrubbing your hands? Save a few gallons of water and turn the faucet off after you wet your hands until you need to rinse. If it’s yellow, let it mellow . This tip might not be for everyone, but the toilet is one of the most water-intensive fixtures in the house. Do you need to flush every time? Fix your leaks. Whether y...

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