But this is an issue that can be addressed by eco-friendly changes in our habits—every person uses water daily and if each of us cuts back a bit, water shortages could be averted. Here are some tips for conserving water during the course of your day:
• Take shorter showers and install a water-saving showerhead. (Very inexpensive and available at your local hardware store!)
• Select plants in your gardens and landscape that do not require heavy watering, such a grasses. Find more about Drought-Resistant Plants
• Get a rain-catch barrel and use that water for watering lawn and gardens.
• Upgrade older toilets with newer water conserving models. Tip: Put some food coloring into your toilet bowl—if the color leaks into the tank without flushing, than you have a leak that is wasting water.
• Set your washing machine at the lowest possible setting for the load.
• Turn off the tap while brushing teeth or washing up.
• Get rid of the sink garbage disposal and start a compost pile instead.
• Run washer and dishwashers only when they are full.
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