If you’re becoming more environmentally aware, then you know that conserving water is one of the best things you can do for the planet. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), one of the biggest water wasters is the bathroom. By taking steps to reduce your water usage in the bathroom, you save on your water and energy bills while saving water for future generations.
Most people realize that the Earth is mostly water. There are oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, and streams. Although this abundance of water may seem like there is enough to go around, the truth is that only 1 percent of all these waterways is drinkable. This means that the remaining 70 percent of the Earth’s water supply is not safe or clean to drink. With water pollution and droughts on the increase throughout the world, this tiny percentage of clean water is in great demand because people need water to live. An additional burden on this 1 percent is that the world’s population continues to increase. If drastic measures are not taken, there won’t be enough water for people to live.
Water conservation is essential if we are to keep the planet and its inhabitants with an adequate supply of water. Fortunately, there are simple things that everyone can do on a daily basis to conserve water. Even doing the simplest of things, such as turning off running water, can save gallons of water every day in your home.
By using water wisely, and reducing water waste when you use the bathroom, you’ll see many benefits that not only help you, but the environment as well. The small changes you make in your life can possibly reduce your water consumption by as much as 35 percent reports EarthEasy.com.
Here are some of the wonderful benefits of conserving water in the bathroom:
In an effort to help encourage consumers to purchase energy-efficient appliances, the government created the Energy Star labeling system. This system rates appliances for their energy efficiency. When it’s time to replace an old appliance that uses a lot of water, such as a dishwasher or a washing machine, you should buy a new model that is Energy Star rated.
Another important label to look for is the WaterSense label. This label indicates that an appliance is not only energy efficient but also conserves water. By using Energy Star and/or WaterSense labels appliances, you reduce your water and energy costs.
People use a great deal of water when taking a bath or shower. The toilet alone accounts for about 30 percent of indoor water usage, reports the EPA. You probably don’t even realize how often you let water run from a bathroom faucet, which is an incredible waste of drinkable water. There are many things you can do to stay clean while also lowering your water usage.
In the Shower:
In the Bathtub:
At the Sink:
Most people waste a lot of water in the bathroom on a daily basis. However, with a few changes in your daily habits, you can save water, energy, and money. By becoming more aware of how you use and waste water in the bathroom, you can make the changes needed to become a water conservationist and save the planet’s most precious natural resource.
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