Saturday, October 31, 2015

Save Water and Save Money!

This article from Frugal Mom Digest has some great tips on conserving water and saving money:

Saving water by not wasting it is a necessity for our environment. In my state of California, we are facing on of the worst droughts in history. Our water bills here average from a low of $80 a month to a high of $350 or more. No matter what state you live in, go green and help conserve our natural water resources.

Here are some easy ways to start:

Do not water your lawn on windy days.

Do not water every day. It is better for the lawn to have a deeper watering, less frequently.

Turn off the water when brushing your teeth.

Check your washing machine and turn off the extra rinse cycle.

When showering, turn the water off while you wash, and on again to rinse.

Time your showers- 10 minutes or less should be plenty.

Recycle when you can-if you hand wash dishes, use a dish tub and take the water outside to water plants. Plants love soapy water, mine are thriving!

When washing cars, use a nozzle on the hose so the water can be turned on and off easily.

Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge so your kids don't waste it at the faucet.

Install a low water usage toilet. Most cities have rebates that will reimburse you partially for the installation.

If your lawn has a sprinkler on a timer, turn it off when it rains and during cold weather.

Reuse your cooking water. If you cook pasta or boil potatoes, use the same pot of water to cook your vegetables in.

Use paper plates and plastic utensils to save water.

Run your dishwasher only when you have a full load.

Use your washing machine wisely, only wash full loads.
You can hand wash clothes if you have just a few pieces to wash.

These are some easy ways to begin conserving water and saving money

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