3 Easy Earth Day Water Saving Tips

In observation of Earth Day this past Tuesday, I’d like to share 3 easy Earth Day water saving tips that can be implemented in your home all year round.

1.) Full Loads Only, Please!

It may be tempting to run the washing machine to wash a few outfits or to run the dishwasher for a few dishes to save time, but you can save between 300 and 800 gallons of water per month by running full loads only. Got a newer model dishwasher? Turns out you don’t need to rinse dishes prior to loading, which is just another way to conserve water.

2.) Add Aerators

Did you know that aerators can reduce your water usage by as much as sixty percent per faucet? Just by adding more air into the flow of your water, you can rinse and clean and use less water at the same time.

3.) Shower Smarter

Who doesn’t love a long, hot shower? Turns out the average shower head spits out 2.5 gallons of water per minute meaning that long, hot ten minute shower you may love uses over 9,000 gallons of water a year. Implementing shorter “power showers” into your hygiene routine not only saves water, but saves you time as well. Can’t give up long showers? Installing an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved showerhead can save half the amount of gallons used per minute as well as conserving hot water as needed.

Clean running water is easy to take for granted since we have so much of it, but there’s no reason why we can’t implement smart water saving habits into our daily routines so we can keep it that way. If you’re looking for additional earth day solutions or have questions about the best way to save water in your home, contact the Russo Team today.


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