11 Smart Ways to Conserve Water While Cleaning
- When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
- Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full and you could save 1000 gallons a month.
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk and save 80 gallons of water every time.
- When you clean your fish tank, use the water you've drained on your plants. The water is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, providing you with a free and effective fertilizer.
- In the shower, use a shower nozzel that allows you to turn off the water while lathering up.
- Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
- Cut back on rinsing if your dishwasher is new. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.
- Use a hose nozzle and turn off the water while you wash your car and save more than 100 gallons.
- Wash clothes only when you have a full load and save up to 600 gallons each month.
- Choose new water-saving appliances, like washing machines that save up to 20 gallons per load.
- Do not let the water run when brushing your teeth. Teach your kids to do the same.
Do one thing each day that will save water. Even if savings are small, every drop counts.
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