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Five Easy Ways to Cut Water Usage

Cutting water usage in order to save a surprising amount of money is good for the budget and also for the environment. There are simple ways that you and your family can cut way back without a lot of effort or time.

Abingdon, MD Water-Usage-Services-300x2011. Turn Off the Water

A. Don’t let the water run while shaving. Just use enough to lather up.

B. When brushing teeth, just wet your toothbrush and fill a small glass for rinsing. You will save three gallons a minute, which is over 1,000 gallons a year.

C. Taking a shower instead of a bath uses one-third as much water. Keep the water use to under five minutes while you soap up and rinse off, and you can save as much as 1,000 gallons a month!

D. Plug the bathtub before turning on the water, and adjust the temperature as the tub fills up. Fill the tub only halfway and save up to 10 to 15 gallons each time.

2. Save Water in the Kitchen

A. Don’t run the tap for every drink. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator to cut water usage and also have cool and refreshing drinks.

B. Do not use running water to thaw food. The safe and more efficient way to defrost food is in the refrigerator.

C. Cooking food in a small amount of water saves water and also is healthier and retains more nutrients.

D. Collect the water used for rinsing produce and use it to water the houseplants.

3. Save Water in Your Dishwasher and Washing Machine

A. Running those appliances only when they are completely full could save about 400 gallons a month.

B. Designate one glass for each family member’s drinking water every day. This will cut down drastically on running the dishwasher.

4. Save Water Outside

A. Use a broom rather than a hose to clean the sidewalk and driveway and save approximately 80 gallons of water each time.

B. Adjust the sprinklers to only water your Abingdon lawn and not the sidewalk, driveway or street.

C. Water in the early morning to minimize evaporation when winds are lighter and temperatures are cooler.

5. Other Water Saving Ideas

A. Put used tissues in the garbage can instead of flushing them down the toilet.

B. Be sure to turn faucets off tightly.

C. Don’t buy recreational water toys that use a constant flow of water.

Put savings in your pocket this month by cutting the water usage in your Abingdon, MD home. Call PlumbCrazy today at (410) 679-7575, and see how much you can save this month.