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Alexis Velasquez

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Ideas to save water at home. I have one, collecting rainwater... what else?

I live in a small apartment, but when i bought it, i installed a rainwater collector system. So right now I can use this kind of water to the toilet and cleaning. so Iwant to know other brilliant ideas.


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    Apr 8 2014: 1. Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
    2. Don't use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket.
    3. Check your toilets for leaks.
    4. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks.
    5. Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators cheapest.
    6. Put plastic bottles or float booster in your toilet tank.
    7. Insulate your water pipes.
    8. Take shorter showers.
    9. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
    10. Rinse your razor in the sink.
    11. Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.
    12. Minimize use of kitchen sink garbage disposal units.
    13. When washing dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing.
    14. Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables.
    15. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge.
    16. Plant drought-resistant lawns, shrubs and plants.
    17. Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants.
    18. Don't water the gutter.
    19. Water your lawn only when it needs it.
    20. Deep-soak your lawn.
    21. Water during the early parts of the day; avoid watering when it's windy.
    22. Add organic matter and use efficient watering systems for shrubs, flower beds and lawns.
    23. Don't run the hose while washing your car.
    24. Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks.
    25. Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets and couplings.


    Imagine if all humans have short hair and only shampoo three or less times a week?
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      Apr 8 2014: thank you Feliciano, you have so many things that can be help to the environment. according with your last comment, that would be a great idea! but i would like to know what a woman are thinking about this.
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      Apr 8 2014: 26. Use compost tea on your lawn and garden, plants’ roots grow deeper with compost tea. Thus requiring less water and improved survivability during droughts.
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        Apr 8 2014: Good idea. specially for small places, like a balcony
    • Apr 8 2014: Hi Rodrigo, I would not do what is suggested in #6
      6. Put plastic bottles or float booster in your toilet tank.

      I think a much better idea is to put a brick on the bottom. That saves water.

      At the cottage we have a garden hose attached to the water supply. Normal, right :) But it is circled and on top of a metal roof. Then it goes into a rainbarrel which stands on top of a shower stall. Because it was so hot we also had to install a cold supply in the shower.

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