Water Conservation Tips

Arlington County has a great page about how to conserve water during these dog days of summer when the sun seems to bake you further with every breath. This time of year, water is scarcer and we need to take some action to conserve some of it.

My solution? I am considering going back to the one shower per week plan.

For better ideas, be sure to check here and also look at the EPA’s Water Sense Guide. Some examples:

  • Capture and reuse rainwater
  • Take showers instead of baths
  • Mulch your flowers and garden
  • Check for water leaks
  • Install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators

Do everyone a favor and conserve water any way you can. You might want to forgo my showering idea but some of us have meek coworkers and employers so it doesn’t matter what we do.

Thanks, Arlington, for some great ideas!

What are you doing to conserve water this summer?

2 Comments so far

  1. David (unregistered) on August 11th, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

    Ultiimate water concervation at home… drink beer instead of water ! ;-)

    But in all honesty, this weather, although moist in the air, it’d be nice if the clouds would release something downwards. Rumors are, that the La Nina weather pattern is starting to be seen forming in the southern Pacific, and I think the last time we had a major one of those, we had a ton of winter snow… too bad we’re having to wait a few months then for appropriate moisture.

  2. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

    Taking the shower a step further is to not let the water run while you soap up. It is warm enough to turn off the water to put on your soap or shampoo but some people insist on running the water as they shower. I am sure that uses up more water than a bath.

    Just a thought, not a sermon.

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