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Water Usage Efficiency

Running water is an essential utility for modern living. Want to wash the warm, musty scent of your basketball practice off your body? You're going to need a shower. Want to clean the chicken cordon bleu off your new dishes from Target's home and bedroom collection? You're going to need a sink. Want to wash the Barefoot red wine stains out of your new duvee from Bed, Bath and Beyond? You're going to need a washing machine.

All of these appliances require steady access to clean water. However, you more water you use, the more you'll have to pay for it and the more we, as people, use, the more the planet pays for our excess. So, in order to save your bank, water animals, and our planet, it behooves you to use less water. Here are a few tips on how to use water sparingly and save yourself from a colossal hassle.

Faucet Etiquette

Faucets are one of the major spots where you can easily diminish the amount of water that is wasted in your home or apartment. Most people, when rinsing dishes, brushing teeth or engaging in other sink related activities, tend to use much, much more water than they need to or should. Easy fix; turn off the sink! Seriously though, if you turn off the faucet while not directly using the water from the tap, you'll save considerable amounts of water and money on bills. So when you're brushing your teeth, you don't need the faucet to run the whole time, turn it off when you're not rinsing off your toothbrush or swishing and spitting.

Shower Power

Most people waste lots of water when they shower or bathe. Some people run the water, on full blast, while they're getting undressed or waiting for the water to heat up. This wasted water is unnecessary. You can toughen up and take a shower in slightly colder water as it warms up or you can run the water on a less demanding setting while it warms up. So, shower better and save money.

Keep in mind that these are just some ideas about how to save some money (and some sea creatures) because of water conservation. Use these ideas to save yourself some water, some money, and some planet!

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