5 GREAT WAYS TO SAVE WATER.

Water is one of our most important foundations of life and only our bodies need it and our environment too. But due to climate change, population growth, and in many other parts of the world, there is drought. Our environment needs water to fuel planned growth, keep rivers flowing, a sustainable environment for freshwater fish, and more. And without action, the whole world will soon experience drought and degraded ecosystems.

So how can anyone with little help save their city or home from water shortages? In fact, there are many ways to prevent this, and thanks to Buy a Faucet you've made a list of how you can help save water:

Leaks
It is always important to know that you are not wasting water that is going to be wasted. Leak testing is a great way to avoid wasting water. Leaks are very common in every household. So if you find your bill is higher than usual, have it checked. A trick to knowing if your toilet is leaking: Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank and if the color starts to appear in the bowl without flushing, then you have a leak that is potentially wasting more than 100 gallons of water per day.

No more using toilets as trash cans
Everyone has probably done this at least once or twice in their life or still does and it is such a waste of water actually. A cigarette butt or used toilet paper is typically flushed once per bin each time and this wastes about 5 gallons of water per flush. Use a trash can for their primary purpose and if you don't have one, buy one. It will be a lot cheaper than the additional cost of your water bill.

Use a plastic bottle in your toilet tank
This may seem like a chore, but it's actually a great way to save water. Add an inch or two of sand to a 1-liter bottle to weigh it down. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and place it in your toilet tank, away from the actuation mechanism. This technique saves about 5 gallons or more per day without affecting or damaging the toilet's function. If your toilet tank is larger than usual, try adding another bottle.

Shorter showers and more baths
Long showers are enjoyed by many, but these small sacrifices can make such a big difference in your water bill. A typical shower uses up to 5 or 10 gallons of water per minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to lather and wash up. But if you love taking your time in the bathroom, try converting showers to bathtubs. A partially filled tub uses less water than long showers.

Catch rainwater
This not only saves you the consumption of water from the tap but also helps with lawn and garden irrigation. By installing rain barrels you save up to 5,000 liters of water per year and your plants will thank you more because rainwater is better than treated tap water. You can also reduce water by 33 percent by watering the plants manually instead of using automatic sprinklers.

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