Just for today, since it’s World Water Day, take a little extra care on how you use this precious, life-giving resource.
Simple ways to conserve include turning off the water while you brush your teeth, wash your hands or wash your hair. Take short showers instead of a bath.
Do not run the dishwasher unless it’s full and if you hand wash your dishes, do not keep the water running while you rinse.
When washing clothes, do only full loads and make sure to adjust the water level for the amount of clothes in the machine.
Keep a container of water in the refrigerator for drinking instead of running the faucet until the water’s cold.
Fix all leaky pipes and toilets–a “running” toilet can waste more than 100 gallons a day! (http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/ws/wtrcnsv.html)
Perhaps, after doing this for just one day, because it’s World Water Day, you will be encouraged to do it everyday. You can be an example to your family and friends on the simplicity of conserving this valuable resource which we so often take for granted.