1.Turn off taps
Don’t let your water consumption run out of control. Save 6 litres of water a minute by turning off your tap while you brush your teeth. Fix leaky taps too – and stop what could be 60 litres of water going straight down the drain every week.
2. Boil what you need
Save water, money and energy by only boiling as many cups of water as you need.
3. Shower with less
Every minute you spend in a power shower uses up to 17 litres of water. Set a timer on your phone to keep your showers short, sweet and water-saving.
Switching to an efficient shower head will allow you to lather up in less water, which means you’ll save water and cut your bills.
4. Save up your dirty clothes
Washing a full machine load of clothes uses less water and energy than 2 half – loads. This means lower bills as well.
5. Steam your veggies
Steam your food to cut water usage and retain more of the natural nutrients.
If you do boil, try using the leftover water as a tasty stock for soups. Or let it cool and use it to water plants.
6. 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.
7. Keep a Bottle of Drinking Water in the Fridge
Running tap water to cool it off for drinking water is wasteful. Store drinking water in the fridge in a safe drinking bottle. If you are filling water bottles to bring along on outdoor hikes, consider buying a Lifestraw personal water filter, which enables users to drink water safely from rivers or lakes or any available body of water.
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