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Water = Energy

How Does Water Waste Energy?
    Did you know saving water also saves money and energy. It is the source of hydration, but did you know it involves a lot of money to buy. When you let the faucet run you're letting the water run which means you're letting the energy go to waste.  Don't run your washing machine if you don't have a full load because that wastes a lot of energy and water. When you turn on your faucet  you're using lots of energy to move that water from a lake or body of water to your house. 19% of energy every year is used to move the water from a body of water to a home and 18% of energy is used to heat that water. We want to try and save this energy by reducing the amount of water we use every day. The water that you waste, and sent through the drain wastes energy too. When you send the water down the drain it has to be filtered and cleaned so we can drink it and use it again to wash ourselves.

How You Can Save Water
  Remember to turn off the faucet while you are brushing your teeth, shaving, etc. Don't take long showers to save water, money, and especially the environment. Water your plants early in the morning and late in the afternoon so the water would not evaporate as quickly as it would in the middle of the day. Clean the sidewalk after you mow the lawn with a broom instead of a hose so you don't waste water. When you are going to wash the dishes make sure that the dishwasher is fully loaded so you don't waste water.

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Tips on Saving Water

  • Make sure your faucet doesn't drip

  • More water used= more money spent

  • While waiting for hot water to come catch the cold water in a bucket or watering can to use to water plants

  • Replace regular shower heads with low flow shower heads

  • Take a shallow bath no more than 3 inches

  • Use drip irrigation systems so you don’t waste water

  • Never use the toilet as a waste bucket

  • Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator instead of defrosting it in a hot bowl of water

  • Check faucets, toilets, and pipes for leaks

  • Don’t over water landscaping you’ll lose money and your landscape will die

  • Adjust sprinkles so they don’t water the sidewalk or street

  • Don’t water on cool, rainy, or windy days

  • Equip all hoses with shut off nozzles

  • Use a timing device with any watering system

  • Routinely check any water-using devices to ensure they are working properly and efficiently

  • Fill clean bottles or containers with water and refrigerate them rather than letting the faucet run until the water is cool enough to drink