On March 22nd, NGU celebrated World Water Day by inviting its students and followers on social media to join the mission of conserving water for our beautiful planet earth by following these easy ways to conserve water at home.
1. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Water comes out of the average faucet at 2.5 gallons per minute. Do not let all that water goes down the drain while you brush! Turn off the faucet after you wet your brush, and leave it off until it is time to rinse.
2. Turn off the tap while washing your hands. Do you need the water to run while you’re scrubbing your hands? Save a few gallons of water and turn the faucet off after you wet your hands until you need to rinse.
3. Fix your leaks. Whether you go DIY or hire a plumber, fixing leaky faucets can mean big water savings.
4. Head to the car wash. If you feel compelled to wash your car, take it to a car wash that recycles the water, rather than washing at home with the hose.
5. Cut your showers short. Older showerheads can use as much as 5 gallons of water per minute. Speed things up in the shower for some serious water savings.
6. Hand-washing many dishes? Fill up your sink with water, instead of letting it run the whole time that you are scrubbing.
7. Use less electricity. Power plants use thousands of gallons of water to cool. Do your part to conserve power, and you are indirectly saving water, too!
8. Wash Fido outdoors. That way, you are watering your yard while you are cleaning your pup. Just make sure that the soap you are using isn’t harmful to your plants!