Saving WaterMay 5, 2008
I read through the options and knew most of them were items I could not commit too. However, number six in her list, no excessive water usage, is one I do already. It didn’t seem like a challenge if I’m doing this every day anyway.
I drink tap water, not bottled. At work, I have an plastic bottle but I wash it at home and I refill it from the water fountain at work, or my tap at home. I know a Klean Kanteen is a better choice, but that’s a new purchase, that would have to be shipped to me and I already have the bottles.
At home, I was all my clothes in cold water, and only full loads. I hand wash my dishes and rinse them in cold water. I have a low flush toilet already. I turn off the water when I brush my teeth. I take short showers. I don’t water my yard. Either it gets rain, or it dies. Frankly, if the grass dies, that’s less to mow.
I wash my car rarely.
Now that I have a little bitty garden, I will think about how to water it. Probably, I will use my gray water from rinsing my dishes. I usually have a little coffee left over that I can pour on the plants too.
So overall, I try to pay attention to my water usage and make sure I’m not being wasteful.