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Going Green - Ways to Save Water

Posted by SEPCO on 12/13/12 9:30 AM

Green HomeOf all of the things that people take for granted, water is probably number one.  We see it every day and for most of us it is incredibly easy to find. As anyone in the green movement knows, what is easy is likely not sustainable. Mankind as a whole must take steps to ensure that our drinking supply does not diminish to the point that it becomes a crisis. Some countries are in a better position than others to use both technology and common sense to preserve our water supply. America is one of these countries, and there are simple actions that you can take in your everyday life to help out.

Routine Maintenance

It’s your responsibility to take care of your home. If you have a leaking shower, toilet, or faucet, and don’t take care of it right away, that lost water will add up. For example, a leaking toilet will waste 90,000 gallons of water every month. This will affect your water bill, and obviously have a negative effect on the environment.

Skip the Bottles

People who believe that water bottles are a waste of money are right. Bottled water doesn’t only cost more than tap water; it is also less pure. Some companies add salts to their water to add to the taste, which is why some people believe that it’s better. 86% of plastic water bottles eventually end up in the garbage, or as litter, so when all is said and done, just stick to the sink as your water source.

Inside The Home

There are adjustments that you can make to your home that will help you save some money. You can install dual flush toilets, lower flow showerheads, or water and energy efficient dishwashers, to name a few. Although these items may cost you a couple extra bucks initially, you will save more money with utility savings.

These are just a few methods that you can use to preserve water, and save money. The most important part is the difference that you will make for our environment. Sometimes it’s difficult to see how your contribution will help, but if everyone puts in just a little effort, then together we will make a change for the better.

Patrick Merryman is a writer at Total Mortgage and also writes for the Total Guide.

Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas

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