08 Apr '11, 5pm

In case you missed it: try these 4 easy ways to save 27,412 gallons of #water this year Top story of the month!

I use between 2 & 5 gal/day. Virtually no water is wasted. I don’t need to wash dishes because no food is left on the plate and I don’t eat greasy food. I may lick it clean or pour water on the plate and use a fork to scrape off stuck food. I then drink the water from plate. The water I use to rinse out my running and tennis shorts & socks is use to water plants. Water is never poured down the drain. The gray water from my infrequent clothes washing in a bucket is for watering plants. I sometimes wash my hands in a small pail and add that water to the gray water. Here in the desert we get little rain, but when we do I catch the runoff from the roof in 5gal buckets. That water is poured into the toilet tank after flushing, used to rinse out the aforementioned clothes, and used to wash clothes. I don’t wash myssself as often as most Americans, but you couldn’t tell. I urinat...

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