Did you know that Canadian residences use an average of 251 liters of water per day? We are some of the highest fresh water consumers in the world! There are plenty of water saving programs each City has initiated but there is also a tremendous amount of options for homeowners to do their part in saving water. Not only will you be saving money but you will be contributing to protecting and conserving the world’s most natural resource, water.
Water Saving Tips In The Bathroom
Replace your toilet with a new 6 liter ultra low-flush toilet.
Take shorter showers whenever possible. If having a bath, don’t overfill the tub; one-quarter full should be enough.
Replace your showerhead with a new low-flow model, and install low flow aerators on your faucets.
Check for leaks in your toilet tank. Put a little food colouring in the tank, if, without flushing, the colour begins to appear in the bowl you have a leak that should be repaired immediately.
When washing, brushing your teeth, or shaving, never let the tap run continuously.
Water Saving Tips In The Laundry room
Only do a load of laundry when the machine is full.
If you have to do smaller loads, be sure to adjust the water level on your machine to match the size of the load.
Next time you’re buying a machine look into getting a high efficiency washing machine.
Water Saving Tips In The Kitchen
Don’t leave the water running when preparing food or when you require a drink of cold water. Instead, keep a jug of drinking water in the fridge to avoid waiting for cold running water.
If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing.
Run your dishwasher only when you have a full load, and use the energy saver cycle if you have one.