New years inevitably come with new resolutions and goals, things you want to change or achieve in your life. A common resolution people make is to be more responsible with things like food, waste, and water; things we use or dispose of every day. As we enter 2015, here are 4 ways that you can do your part and conserve water.
1. Be a Leak Detective
Household plumbing leaks are common, and the amount of water wasted because of leaks adds up fast. For example, if you put a gallon-sized bucket under a kitchen faucet with a slow leak of only one drip per second, at the end of a year you would have 3,000 full buckets of water. That’s enough water to wash 81 loads of laundry.
It pays to be a leak detective and fix every leak, no matter how insignificant it may seem.
Here are some common sources of leaks in the home: