stop wasting water


It’s no secret that the world is facing a water crisis. Fresh water is one of our most valuable resources, and it’s difficult to imagine life without it. As the global population continues to grow, so does our need for clean drinking water and irrigation for agriculture. Fortunately, there are ways that each of us can help reduce our impact on this precious resource by making small changes in how we use water in everyday life. There are many simple steps you can take at home that will save money, conserve energy and protect the environment!

Installing a low-flow toilet

The first thing you need to do is figure out if your toilet is low-flow. If it’s not, it will be marked on the tank with a “1” or “2”. If it is, you can go ahead and get started!

You can buy a low-flow toilet at any hardware store for around $100-$150. They come in many different shapes and sizes, so make sure you find one that fits your bathroom before purchasing one! It should be relatively easy to install as well; most of them just screw into place under your old toilet seat. Once installed correctly, you can use this new low-flow toilet as usual—and save water every time while doing so!

Taking shorter showers

If you need a reason to take shorter showers, here are some:

  • Shorter showers save water.
  • They can save money on your utility bill, too.

So how do you take a shorter shower? There are a few ways to accomplish this goal and they’re all pretty simple:

  • Turn off the faucet while soaping up and shampooing. You don’t need running water for these tasks; if anything, it only wastes more water if you’re pouring it down the drain while washing your hair or body parts that aren’t completely wet yet!
  • Use less soap/shampoo in each use of them (that includes face wash!). Some people don’t realize that the amount of product they pour into their hands when washing their face is actually way more than what’s needed for proper cleansing! So use less each time–and after rinsing off with warm water from under the sink faucet if needed (which is also another way to save resources)
  • Steer clear from using any other products such as conditioner when they’re not really necessary–you’ll find yourself spending less time under those hot spray heads anyway!

Turning the sink off while brushing your teeth

Turning off the water while you brush your teeth is a simple way to save water. You can also purchase a water saving toothbrush, which has bristles that are just as effective in cleaning your teeth with less waste.

Don’t leave the tap running while shaving or washing your hands. If you have to use running water for another reason, like rinsing off vegetables or dishes, turn it on only when needed and then turn it off after using it.

Fixing leaky faucets and toilets

Unfortunately, most of us do not know the difference between a running toilet and the sound of water coming down from the faucet. If you have a leaky faucet or toilet, then you are wasting water without realizing it—that is why it is important to fix these problems quickly.

Collecting rain water for plants and outdoor watering

Collecting rainwater is easy. All you have to do is collect it when it rains and store it for later use.


  • Rainwater can be used for indoor watering, which will save you money on your water bill.
  • Rainwater is free, so no cost will come out of your pocket in order to get the water that you need.
  • Rainwater contains minerals that help plants grow big and strong.

These tips will save you money and are good for the environment!

The next time you take a shower, think about how much water you’re using. The average shower uses between 2 to 5 gallons of water per minute! If you’re like most people, your shower lasts at least 8 minutes—that’s [math]\frac{8}{60} = 1/6[/math] gallon of water per second! That’s a lot of wasted water.

By working up the courage to turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving, you can save as much as 6 gallons of water each day! This is equivalent to nearly 150 extra gallons per year. That could pay for itself in less than three months if you’re paying $3 per month for water bills (which is pretty cheap). If someone else in your household is taking shorter showers than usual and saving money on their bill at the same time? It’ll be even faster!


In conclusion, if you follow these tips you can easily save yourself a lot of money and be more conscious of how much water you use. By fixing leaks and faucets that are constantly running, turning off your sink while brushing teeth and taking shorter showers, you will find yourself saving even more than just money!

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