How to Save Water Around Your Home
When we say “save water” we mean three things;
Ø Reduce its usage
Ø Stop polluting it, help clean it and keep it clean
Ø Preserve access to water – prevent privatization
This page is dedicated to How to Save Water at Home:
Reducing Water Usage
All Around the House
* Save water by not putting it down the drain when you can put it to other use, like watering plants or rising something off
* Next time you pot up or transplant houseplants, use Zeba Quench to reduce watering and improve the health of your plants
* Save water by not let the water run when it doesn’t need to
* Consider starting a compost pile instead of using a garbage disposal, which requires water. This will also improve your garden soil, perhaps holding water better – an additional way this can save water
* Save water by getting low-flow toilets. Or for a far less expensive solution, get a dual-flow toilet adapter.
* Don’t let water run while you are brushing your teeth or shaving
* Get Evolve Showerheads. You turn the water on; once it reaches 95 degrees, the water slows to a trickle. So if you are busy brushing your teeth, making coffee, or taking a phone call, you aren’t wasting electricity to heat the water and you aren’t wasting water
* If you prefer, save water by getting a low-flow showerhead (still with strong shower water pressure)
* Buy a low-water use clothes washer next time you need one. Check your local community and/or energy supplier; many are providing incentives for those buying low-water washers.
* Save water by not running your washing machine on ‘large load’ if it really isn’t really a large load
* Get Biowash Laundry Balls. They replace detergent - and the really work. They save the environment and reduce costs.
Garden & Yard
* Do xeriscape plantings using low-water requirement plants
* Get rain barrels or a rain water collection system to catch rain water and save water from your tap. This also means you can do yard and garden watering without the chemicals in your municipal water supply.
* Water your garden in the early hours so you don’t lose a lot of water to evaporation
* When hoses leak at the junctures, it’s because the fittings got dented. Be more careful not to let your hose couplings (the screw-ends) get dented.
* Save a lot of water by replacing your suburban lawn with low-water requirement plantings. Choices include many types of ground cover and/or low-water plants.
* Mulch your gardens, which saves water by holding it in the soil
* Save water with Noodlehead Sprinklers that put water where you want it in your garden – and not on the sidewalk, or your fence, against the house ……
* If you’re like us and can easily forget when the hose is running, get water timers to put at your hose, so that when you forget to turn off the water, it gets shut off anyway. This is an inexpensive fix that more people should be using.
* Use drip irrigation or soaker hoses to save water – and pay attention that they are only running when they should. Noodleheads fit on irrigation outlets.
* When doing new plantings, use Zeba Quench. Its use results in healthier plants and will reduce watering by up to 50%.
* Don’t let the water run when it doesn’t need to when you are watering the garden
* Use gray water to save water in your garden
* Get a portable collapsible greenhouse for your plants (this links to one example). They hold the moisture inside, greatly reducing loss of water to evaporation, thereby saving by reducing the amount of watering you need to do. There are many collapsible greenhouse in the Gardening & Yard section of our online store.
* If you have a pool, consider natural pool filters that don’t need backwashing. This could save a couple hundred gallons of water for a single backwash.
* Get your car washed at a car wash that recycles water
* If you wash your own car at home, use waterless car wash. You can save over 100 gallons of water per cash!
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