How Can I Save Water?
Conserving water is not only a good idea, it’s easy!
Here are a few things you can do to cut down on the amount of water you use (these are good tips to share with your family too!):
- Taking a quick shower instead of a bath saves over 10 gallons of water each time!
- Don’t let the water run when you’re brushing your teeth or washing your hands – and save 2 gallons each time, every day!
- Join the WaterWatch Detective Leak Lookout and tell your parents if you discover any water leaks in your home (and be sure to tell your teacher if you notice any at school)! Fixing leaks is usually very easy to do.
- Don’t run the dishwasher unless it’s full (same goes with the washing machine)! Also, try rinsing dishes less before you put them in the dishwasher, and see if they get just as clean (they probably will).
- Wait to water the lawn until after the sun has started to set. And do it in several short sessions, rather than one long one – this helps the soil absorb the water better and saves water!
These are just a few of the things you can do to help save water. Can you think of any more ways you can conserve water?
Count every drop, and make every drop count! It’s up to you!