Ever wonder how much water you use in a day? How about a week?  The number may be higher than you think.  According to a study done by the United States Geological Survey, the average person uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water each day.  Multiply that by the number of people in the US alone, and yikes, that’s a lot of water!  Taking steps to conserve one of Earth’s most precious resources is not as difficult as you may think.  There are many ways you can alter your daily routine to lessen the amount of water you use. Check out these 5 things you can do around the house to cut back on water usage.

Take your car to the car wash

Although it may be tempting to bring out the hose and soap bucket on a sunny day, take your car to the car wash instead. Many car washes have a streamlined process which involves saving and recycling as much water as possible.

Only run the washer and dishwasher with full loads

We know it is tempting to run the washing machine each time you want to wear your favorite shirt or to run the dishwasher so the dirty dishes don’t sit.  However, half loads waste a ton of water! Wait until you have a full load to run the washer or dishwasher.

Install water saving shower heads and faucets

This will help save on the amount of water you use when you have to use it.

Turn off water while brushing teeth

An easy tip many people share with their young kids.  Conserve water by turning off the faucet after you wet your toothbrush.

Water plants using a watering can

Using a watering can instead of a hose can save a significant amount of water. Plus, it gives you  control over where your water goes.

These are a few great ways to start conserving water.  If you have any questions regarding your home financing options this spring, please feel free to reach out to a member of our Housing Buzz team!

 

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