Did you know that only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh-water? And of that 3%, 2/3rds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. That means only 1% of the Earth’s freshwater supply is accessible for use! This is why it is so important to conserve the limited amount of water that we do have.
Nationwide we use twice the global average and in some parts of California we use four times as much. If everybody does a little bit here and there, we will be able to cut down on consumption and preserve this valuable resource and save our rivers. Here is a list of 6 + ways…TO SAVE YOUR RIVER!
- Instead of using the air conditioning when it gets hot, turn on the fan. It will only take about an hour to cool down your house, saving you money and water.
- Buy recycled paper products as opposed to “virgin” paper products. Recycled paper requires far less water than brand new paper production.
- Insulating your pipes will not only save you money in energy costs, you won’t waste water when you’re waiting for it to heat up.
- If you accidentally drop an ice cube, don’t throw it down the sink, use it to water a house plant.
- Collect the water that you run while waiting for the water to reach your desired temperature and use it to water plants. This same idea applies for shower and bath water too!
- And if you have left over ice from a to-go cup, instead of dumping it down the sink, also use it to water a plant.
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