5 Water Saving Strategies

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There are some easy ways to use less of our planet's most precious resource---and keep more cash in  your pocket.

 

Here are 5 Water Saving Strategies:

1.  Your monthly savings can be 240 gallons if, when brushing your teeth, you rinse when you're done rather than letting the water run.  Yearly savings:  $11.

 

2.  Your annual savings will be 2,130 gallons if you run your washing machine only when it is full.  Yearly savings $8.

 

3.  You can save 50 gallons per shower if you use a low-flow shower head for just 10 minutes.  Annual savings $271.

 

4.  What you save doing dishes each time if you wash them all first and do one rinse afterward---10 gallons or $27 yearly savings.

 

5.  10,000 gallons are wasted each year from drippy faucets, running toilets, etc, so fix them and save $37 per year!

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Gita Bantwal
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Kristin, These are great tips. I am glad I already do most of the things you have suggested.

Apr 18, 2012 07:25 AM #1
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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All those things would save some money but most of us are creatures of habit and it would take some serious effort to change our habits.

Apr 18, 2012 07:25 AM #2
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Me too Gita!

Jeanne and Ralph, well change change change :-)

Apr 18, 2012 07:35 AM #3
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Great suggestions, and all in time for Earth Day 2012!  I'm so impressed by the dollar saves you mentioned - definitely going to try them!

Apr 18, 2012 08:09 AM #4
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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thanks much Wayne and Jean!

Apr 18, 2012 08:23 AM #5
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Water is one of our most precious commodities. Anything we can do to conserve it is a hit in my book.

Apr 18, 2012 08:43 AM #6
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Malcolm Johnston
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Kristin, I live in a country that has about 40% of all the world's fresh water, and yet I see them selling water from places like Fiji in our stores. This infuriates me, it's such a blatant waste of the world's resources.

Apr 18, 2012 08:55 AM #7
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Agreed Craig!

Malcolm, exactly!!!!

Apr 18, 2012 09:02 AM #8
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Betina Foreman
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Fantastic tips! We should all do whatever we can to conserve our most precious resource!

Apr 18, 2012 10:08 AM #9
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Thanks Betina, I completely agree!

Apr 18, 2012 11:12 AM #10
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Ron Marshall
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Our costs are only the electricity for the pump because we have a well, but that doesn't mean that we don't conserve water.  And, your tips are great.  Thanks. 

Apr 18, 2012 11:48 AM #11
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Thanks much Ron!

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