Continuing with our theme of super simple ways to save water at home, this week’s action is probably one you have heard before: Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or shaving. But maybe what you haven’t heard before is that the simple act of turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save 8 gallons of water per person per day. Turning the water off while you shave can save 10 gallons per person per day.
If you brush twice a day and shave 5 times a week, you’re looking at saving around 5,500 gallons per year. To put that into perspective, that’s equivalent to about 320 showers (assuming the average shower is 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute). If you have a family of four, think of how much water (and money) you’re saving with this super simple choice!
So if you’ve ever wondered if it really makes a difference to be water conscious while brushing or shaving, now you know it does. One drop at a time, like one tip at a time, helps no matter how small (or obvious!) it may seem.
For more Water Saving tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, click here.
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