While I’m sure that most of us enjoy the occasional (or daily) 30 minute shower, many tend to forget that not only does it use up energy, it also wastes gallons of water. But it’s not only in your shower. Most newer toilets use up to 1.6 gallons of water per flush, but most older models may use an average of 4 gallons.
Here are a few ways that you can save on water consumption in your bathroom:
- If your toilet was installed before 1992, add a toilet dam to reduce the amount of water flowing out of it by 35 percent and still leave it functioning properly.
- If possible, replace your old toilet with a modern low-flush one. While using only about half the water of old-style toilets, most newer models are now highly efficient.
- Install a low-flow showerhead to reduce your shower water use by 20 to 60 percent.
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Fill the basin for washing or shaving.
- Check your pipes and water equipment for leaks, which can waste thousands of gallons of water a year.
For these and more ways to save water in your home and bathroom, visit PlanetGreen.com.