There are many things that you can do to reduce your water footprint. The first is as easy as taking shorter showers. You can also use a dishwasher and clothes washer more efficiently. Next, you should also try to use less water when doing the dishes or watering plants. If you have an irrigation system, try to turn it off when it’s not needed. And lastly, if you’re in need of a new car, make sure it has a high MPG (miles per gallon).
Being water-wise means using water efficiently and responsibly to conserve this precious resource. Just .4% of the Earth’s water is freshwater, and far too much of that gets wasted every day.
An easy way to live more sustainably is to conserve household water use. Consider installing water-efficient toilets or dual-flush toilets that let you choose whether to use a full flush (for solid waste) or a half-flush (for liquid waste). Newer clothes washers can automatically sense the smallest level of water needed for each load. Smaller changes, such as switching to water-saving shower heads and adding aerators to your sink faucets, are also effective ways to significantly reduce household water use. To conserve water outdoors, use landscaping adapted to your local environment. When buying plants, look for drought-tolerant species and varieties and be sure to plant them in proper soil and sun conditions to reduce their need for excess watering. Set up sprinkler systems so they don’t water the sidewalk, the driveway, and other paved, impermeable surfaces.
Here are some tips to help you be water-wise:
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