All you need to do is turn on any news station these days and we receive the constant reminder of global warming, polar ice caps melting and the list goes on and on. Do you consider they, the so-called experts, want to get your focus on make some changes that you experienced to conserve energy and become more efficient?
The answer is merely yes they are. Well the good news is you do not need to go save the whales near Greenland or go work for Green Peace. conservative channels is you must make some changes however; these changes will not break the bank or make you exhausted at the end of the day.
How did you feel whenever your municipality made the change 1 day that you will now separate your garbage into cans, plastic bottles, and paper? Now for those of you that weren’t around ahead of recycling you more than likely do not remember, but also for us that were here I am sure you, like me, were saying, are you currently kidding me?
It was annoying initially but you got adjusted to it and more than likely can’t imagine what it would be like if you didn’t do it. The best part is, it takes very little more effort than everything you did before, and only required hook change in lifestyle, like throwing some of your garbage into a blue container instead of your trash can.
This same philosophy holds true with your water. With a slight change in the way you as well as your family do things, you can make a big difference. Let’s take for instance that there are about 200 million households in the usa (according the Census Bureau). If each household made hook change to conserve water and save on heating that water you can observe the impact it would have on the environment.
Using our Census Bureau numbers if we found a method to save just one single gallon of water each day, each day for just one year, we’d save 73,000,000,000, that’s 73 billion with a “b”, gallons every year. Now that is really a huge impact.
Here are several tips that you can use to can immediately impact saving some water in your house.
Keep the water switched off while brushing your teeth. This alone will save 1 to 2 2 gallons each day. Not brushing your teeth is not an option here. You still need to good dental hygiene.
Decrease the water flow rate on your toilet. Inside your tank basin is a rubber dial where you can set how much water that flows when you flush. Reduce that a handful of settings and you will save a few gallons over the course of a week.
Take a shower instead of a bath. Sure baths tend to be more relaxing, however when you have a shower you use less water. Also turn the water off in the shower while you are lathering up. Over a week that will save 2 to 3 3 gallons. Only keep the water on in the shower if you are actually using it.
Again these are tips that are not life threatening nor require any kind of special education. They simple require small life changes. If we could all get on board with these tips we could save billions of gallons of water annually.