5 Water Saving Strategies

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

Water Drops On Car

 

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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Rainmaker
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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.

April 18, 2012 07:25 AM
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates

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.

April 18, 2012 07:25 AM
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Me too Gita!

Jeanne and Ralph, well change change change :-)

April 18, 2012 07:35 AM
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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!

April 18, 2012 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
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thanks much Wayne and Jean!

April 18, 2012 08:23 AM
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Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
Helping people in transition

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

April 18, 2012 08:43 AM
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Malcolm Johnston
Trenton Real Estate
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

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.

April 18, 2012 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Agreed Craig!

Malcolm, exactly!!!!

April 18, 2012 09:02 AM
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Betina Foreman
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Central Austin!
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Fantastic tips! We should all do whatever we can to conserve our most precious resource!

April 18, 2012 10:08 AM
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Thanks Betina, I completely agree!

April 18, 2012 11:12 AM
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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. 

April 18, 2012 11:48 AM
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RE/MAX Realty Center

Thanks much Ron!

April 18, 2012 12:21 PM
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