Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Looking for easy ways to conserve water? I don’t recall ever thinking about conserving water when I was growing up. I think that water was one of those things that I just took for granted.
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Easy Ways to Conserve Water
When I was a child, water was always there. It fell out of the sky at regular intervals and any time I wanted water, I just turned on the water faucet. Even as a younger adult, I don’t recall giving water that much thought. I think that is probably true for other people as well.
Today’s world isn’t like the world of 20 or 30 years ago. Water conservation is something that people are starting to think about. Some places have droughts or water rationing. Rain doesn’t fall out of the sky at regular intervals and people can’t just turn on the faucet and get as much water as they want whenever they want it.
Simple ways to save water
We need to start being more aware of how much water we’re using. Thankfully, there are easy ways to conserve water that we can all do. You can also look into rainwater harvesting.
- Turn off the water when you’re not using it. That means when you’re washing dishes or brushing your teeth. Turn it off instead of letting it go down the drain.
- Don’t use the rinse cycle. If you have a dishwasher, scrape your dishes yourself rather than using the rinse cycle in your dishwasher.
- Repair old pipes and faucets. Check your faucets and pipes for leaks and fix them.
- Install low flow faucet aerators and water saving shower heads which use less water than traditional versions.
- Take shorter showers. How long do you really need to stand under the water in the shower?
- Fill it up. Only use your dishwasher and washing machine for full loads.
- Plant drought-resistant plants, shrubs and trees in your yard instead of things that require a lot of water.
- Mulch around your trees and plants. Much helps keep the water in the soil which means you need to water it less.
- Never throw your water away. If you have some left in your glass that you don’t want, pour it in the pet water bowl or water a houseplant.
- Consider the water footprint of your diet. Typically meat-based diets use more water than plant-based. Have a few vegetarian meals a week. Consider using a dairy alternative like almond milk instead of dairy milk.
Conserve water during Earth Month
During Earth Month, and every month, people can feel good about buying Silk. Not only is it delicious, plant-based nourishment, but it also takes less water to manufacture a half gallon of Silk almondmilk, soymilk or coconutmilk than dairy milk. Water is one of the planet’s most precious resources. Making a simple swap like consuming Silk soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk versus conventional dairy milk saves 500 gallons of water per a half gallon.
Throughout Earth Month, Silk encourages consumers to make water conservation part of their daily routine. Swapping conventional dairy milk for Silk is a great and easy place to start – simply add Silk to a morning smoothie or cereal, or enjoy it straight from the glass. One-half gallon of Silk conserves enough water to offset the equivalent 500 teeth brushing sessions, 20 showers or more than 10 loads of laundry.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.