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Conserve in the Bathroom

Conserve in the Bathroom
  • Switch to an ultra low-flow showerhead. This could save you as much as 2.5 gallons every minute you shower.

  • Take shorter showers—try to keep it under 5 minutes.

  • Install ultra-low-flush toilets or place a plastic bottle filled with water or sand in your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used in each flush.

  • Put dye tablets or food coloring in your toilet tank and wait to see if the color appears in the bowl (without flushing). If it does, you have a leak!

  • Check to assure that your toilet's flapper valve doesn’t stay open after flushing.

  • When taking a bath, start filling the tub with the drain already plugged instead of waiting first for the water to get warm. Adjust the temperature as the tubs begins to fill.

  • Turn the faucet off while you shave, brush your teeth and lather up your hands.

  • Don’t use the toilet as a garbage can. Place a trash can next to the toilet and use it instead.

  • Buy an electric razor or fill the sink with a little water to rinse your razor, instead of rinsing in running water.

  • Take a short shower instead of a bath. While a five minute shower uses a 12 to 25 gallons, a full tub requires about 70 gallons.

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