maybe you just need to understand some facts that may startle you into enacting daily water eco-habits into you and your families lives.
According to the Glen Canyon Institute only 2% of the Earths water supply is Fresh water and 1% of that is frozen. Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth uses approxitamely 5 GALLONS! A 5 minute shower uses 15-25 gallons a 10 minute over 40 gallons. 40 GALLONS! So you can save over a gallon/minute by not shaving in the shower while it’s running.
20 GALLONS SAVED!
From 50waystohelp #3 states rinsing dishes before loading the automatic dishwasher uses 20 GALLONS! if you’re going th use that much water rinsing why not just wash them right there! or stop the excesssive rinsing. And #18 states even more alarming stats than the the Glen Canyon group which makes more sense that for every 2 minutes you shorten your shower you will save up to 10 GALLONS! wow
Tara wrote on the Biofriendly Blog to a few ways conserve water check them out here BioFriendly Blog and last here is a great “short” article from wiki How save water at home.
IN SHORT….TAKE THESE EASY PERSONAL STEPS
*turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth
*turn off faucet just fill the sink when shaving
*take 5 minute showers
*if you must bath fill tub 1/2 full
*turn off shower if you must shave in the shower/tub
*stop rinsing off dishes before you put in automatic washer