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CHALLENGE DAY 13

Turn off the Tap!

Thousands of gallons of water are wasted each year because people leave the tap running while doing water-related activities.

The average American household uses 400 gallons of water per day!

Today’s challenge is to turn off the tap while you…

  • Brush your teeth
  • Wash your hands (similar to the combat shower – turn the tap on, get hands wet, turn the tap off, soap up (lathering to the “A,B,C song” if that’s the way you roll), turn the tap back on, rinse, turn the tap off)
  • Washing dishes
  • While shaving
  • While shaving legs in the shower
  • Any time you are not actively using the water

It’s that simple.

Here are some water saving resources:

See Rob’s blog about water-saving sprinklers

https://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-ways-to-conserve-water-at-home.html

https://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/45-ways-to-conserve-water-in-the-home-and-yard/

https://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-ways-to-conserve-water-at-home.html

And a bunch more resources here:

More resources to help save water…

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CHALLENGE DAY 8

Try a “Combat Shower”!

Showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers. The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons (65.1 liters) and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm) (7.9 lpm).

Today’s challenge is to start taking “Combat Showers” when you shower.  Here’s how….

Combat Shower Directions

Get in

Turn on the water

Get wet

Turn off the water

Get soapy – head to toe

Turn on the water

Get rinsed

Turn off the water

Get out

 

“That is all [for today]…DISMISSED!”

Turning off the water while you get soapy (and shave) saves thousands of gallons a year!

If it takes a while for hot water to reach the tap, you can collect the water in a bucket in the shower and then pour it on plants adding to your water saving.

For a more detailed description, look here:

How to Take a Navy Shower

Here are some more ways you can save water in the shower:

Use Water Saving Shower Heads

Calculate Your Water Usage!

 

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