When we say “save water” we mean three things;
- Reduce its usage
- Stop polluting it, help clean it and keep it clean
- 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.
- Kitchen* Save water by not letting the water run when it doesn’t need to
* Use a compost can and pile instead of using a garbage disposal, which requires water. This will also improve your garden soil, likely holding water better – an additional way this can save water.
* Don’t use reverse osmosis filters which waste a lot of water by sending increased-contaminants water back into the environment.
* Save water by getting low-flow toilets. Or get an adapter for your current toilet.
* Don’t let water run while you are brushing your teeth or shaving
* Get a low-flow showerhead. We have them with very strong shower water pressure
* Put a bucket in your shower to catch the water while heating and afterward. Pour that water into your toilet to flush.
* 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
- 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. If there are leaks, put a bucket under them to catch the water.
* 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.
* Don’t let the water run when it doesn’t need to when watering the garden
* Use gray water to save water in your garden
* Get a portable collapsible greenhouse for your plants. 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.
*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 car wash!