It’s true: Saving water not only helps you save money on your water bill, but it also helps the environment. The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day, which turns out to be more than $1,000 a year spent on water and sewer bills.
At Green Water Labs, we believe saving water doesn’t have to be a mundane task. It’s an opportunity for creativity and fun, allowing people to explore unconventional methods that not only help the planet, but bring joy to our daily lives.
Join us as we discover a few easy changes that help conserve water (and reduce our water bill, too!):
- Rinsing fruits, veggies, or other foods? Save the wastewater! Pour the excess water on your lawn and plants for double the use.
- Maximize with mulch: Add two to four inches of mulch around your plants to reduce moisture evaporation, promote growth, and to keep the soil cool.
- Add a shut-off nozzle to your hose. This can help save about five to seven gallons each minute your hose is on.
- Use a broom to clean outside areas rather than hosing them off (decks, porches, driveways, you name it!)
- Put out a bucket! Collecting rainwater is a resourceful way to water your indoor plants.
- Guess what? Turning the water off while brushing your teeth can save up to 50 gallons of water per week, per person!
- Go low-flow: Consider purchasing a low-flow shower-head to help save water.
- Use the dishwasher! Contrary to popular belief, the dishwasher is more efficient and uses less water than hand washing dishes.
- Cooking pasta? Save the water! Allow the water to cool then use it to water your plants.
- Ditch the garbage disposal and go for the compost bin. Composting food waste not only saves gallons of water, but it also works as a fertilizer for your garden.
Together, we can use water-saving techniques to make a significant impact on our environment. The best part? It’s creative and a fulfilling approach to water conservation. Every small change can make a difference no matter where you are in your sustainability journey. So, whether you’re a seasoned eco-warrior or someone who’s just beginning their sustainability journey, join us as every small change can make a positive difference.