A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned -
Benjamin Franklin

Monday, March 26, 2012

Saving Water

There was an article in this month's Woman's Day with water saving tips, that could save up to 10,000 gallons of water a year.

  1. Don't leave the water running while brushing your teeth
  2. Only run the washing machine when it's a full load
  3. Use low flow showerhead for ten minutes when taking a shower
  4. Wash all dishes and do one rinse (not sure what this means)
  5. Fix leaks such as drippy faucets, running toilets


I have a few of my own.

  1. I keep empty milk jugs (clean ones) by the sink and use them to catch the cold water while waiting for the hot to run through. I use the water to water plants and fill the dog bowls. 
  2. Keep a small bucket in the shower and use the water to water plants or to flush the toilet. 
  3. I no longer use the second rinse in the washing machine. The spin takes out most of the water and one rinse seems sufficient.
Simply Frugal has an article on saving too - you can read it here

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