water saving tips
  • Turn the water off while you brush your teeth.
  • Shower with a friend.
  • Use your automatic dishwasher and clothes washer for full loads only.
  • Keep a bottle of cold water in the refrigerator. This eliminates the need to run the tap water until it is cold enough to drink.
  • Check your toilet for leaks by putting a few drops of food colouring in your tank. If the colour shows up in the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a wasteful leak that is costing you money and is wasting water.
  • Take shorter showers. Time yourself!
  • Use a broom instead of water to clean your driveways, patios and sidewalks.
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car. Instead, fill a bucket with soapy water and then rinse.
  • Only water your lawn when necessary. If the grass springs back after you step on it, then it does not need to be watered.
  • Recycle water from fish tanks. Use it to water plants. Fish emulsion is a good, inexpensive fertilizer high in nitrogen and phosphorous.
  • Check your taps for leaks today. Replace worn washers.
  • Never pour toxic chemicals down the drain, on the ground, or in the trash.
  • Choose natural household cleaners like borax, ammonia, vinegar, and baking soda and recycle hazardous household waste at waste collection centres.
  • Promote water conservation by watering trees and plants only once a week.
  • Place a layer of mulch around trees and plants to retain water.

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