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3 Easy At-Home Water Conservation Tips to do Today

Jan 23, 2017 03:16PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

We all know that it's so important to conserve water. We even recently posted an article about a few local-area women that are taking charge with educating the public on the importance of water conservation in Mansfield, "Liquid Gold: Mansfield’s ‘Water 360’ Program Pours on the Education." 

However, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We've compiled 3 easy things you can do at home that will make a big positive impact over time. 

1. Fix those leaky faucets. 

A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons. A simple fix could change all that. 

2.  Insulate your water pipes. 

It's cheap and easy to come by pre-slit foam pipe insulation for your pipes. Not only does it keep your water warmer, it also heats up faster, wasting less water while you're waiting for it to heat up. 

3. Only use full loads. 

Whether you're using the dishwasher or doing laundry, it's less wasteful to use full loads. It also helps to prevent smaller loads in between. Keep an eye on what kind of wash you use -- Permanent Press typically uses an extra 5 gallons for the rinse cycle -- and for partial loads, adjust water levels to match the size of the load.

What are some things that you and your family do around the house to save water? 


Source
http://eartheasy.com/live_water_saving.htm

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