January 29, 2008
Stop practicing in the shower for your "American Idol Rejects" debut and take a speedy rinse with a low-flow shower.
Gargle, rinse, and spit but let the faucet quit. Hand wash your tighty-whities, silken nighties, socks, Tees, and color brighties.
Lawn: Water your lawn in the evenings after the sun has gone down. The water will evaporate more slowly, and you won’t have to turn on your sprinklers and hoses as much. Just remember to turn them off overnight!
Pitcher: Fill a pitcher with water and place it in the refrigerator for cold drinks. Waiting for tap water to get cold wastes precious liters of H2O. Heck, it wastes time when you’re thirsty for some ice cold agua!
Showerhead: Purchase a low-flowing showerhead. Less pressure from the shower means less water is being used. If you miss your old turbo jet shower head, tell your partner to warm up and break out the old- fashioned back massage. Your low-flow shower head can bring you closer to your loved ones!
Toilet: Try filling a 1 liter soda bottle with water and placing it in the tank of your toilet. You’ll use less water with every flush.
Check It Out
Save water and energy. www.ChooseRenewable.com
Saving Energy, It's a way of life. www.h2ouse.org/tour
Metropolitan Water District. www.bewaterwise.com
Low flow shower head. www.homeclick.com