SAVE WATER

WaterThe Web site “Water — Use it Wisely,” created by a group of Arizona cities, lists 100 simple ways to save water. A few are:

  • Put an aerator on all household faucets & cut your annual water consumption by 50%
  • Install a low-flow toilet
    They use only 1.6 gallons per flush, compared to 3.5 gallons per flush for pre-1994 models.
  • If you have an older model, adjust your float valve to admit less water into the toilet’s tank

Of course, you don’t need products to save water — behavioral changes also add up quickly: using a broom instead of the garden hose to clean your driveway can save 80 gallons of water and turning the water off when you brush your teeth will save 4.5 gallons each time.