Water Conservation - What Can You Do?
There are a number of things you can do to conserve
water in your home. By doing so, you will save money on water and
utility bills, help to reduce taxes, save energy, and reduce
environmental impacts. There are four basic ways to conserve
Avoid using water unnecessarily and try to become more aware of how much
water you are using. Think of ways that you can reduce.
small leaks can add up to a lot of water. Most repairs are very
simple and can save you a great deal of money in the long term.
Install Water Saving Devices:
Many inexpensive products are on the market, which can be used to reduce
the amount of water you use. When buying new water fixtures, look
for products that have been designed to use less water.
Re-use Water: Water used for one purpose can still be suitable for another use?
For example, water used for cleaning vegetables can be used for watering
plants. Consider installing a rain barrel to collect water to use
on your garden.
If you live in the country or on a farm, here are some
additional ideas you might want to consider:
use types and varieties of crops best suited to
local growing conditions
increase the humus content of soil by adding manure
or straw or using forage crops in rotation to improve the ability of
the soil to store moisture
catch rain water in rain barrels or cisterns and use
this water on your lawn and garden
We all use water and it is important for us to remember
that someone else has to use our water when we are finished with
it. Water conservation, the wise use of our water resources, is
one way we can demonstrate that we are willing to help take
responsibility for our natural environment.
Water conservation is the right choice to make, for now
and for the future.
Reprinted from Focus On Water Conservation (1993) with permission of