Remember On Earth Day And Each And Every Day- Use Water Efficiently
Make it a full load! Run your dishwasher only when it's full. Don't pre-rinse dishes - tests show pre-rinsing doesn't improve dishwasher cleaning, and you'll save as much as 20 gallons of water per load. When you buy a new dishwasher, look for one that saves water. Water-efficient models use only about only about 4 gallons per wash.
Be sensible! The Earth might seem like it has abundant water, but in fact only one percent of all water on the planet is available for humans. Buy fixtures and products that are water efficient - you can use less water to get the same job done just as well. When you go shopping, look for the WaterSense label to find water efficient products.
Shower power! A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, but taking a five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons. Put a little timer or clock near your shower so you can see how fast you are. Save even more water, and money on your water bill, by installing a water-efficient showerhead, or ask your landlord to install one if you rent.
Don't be a drip - fix that leak! Leaky faucets can waste thousands of gallons of water each year, like money down the drain. Repair or replace old or damaged fixtures. If you're not sure you have a leak, check the water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.
Make it a full load! The average washing machine uses 40.9 gallons of water per load. If you buy a a new washer, shop for a high-efficiency washer that needs less than 28 gallons of water per load. To achieve even greater savings, wash only full loads of laundry or be sure to choose the appropriate load size on the washing machine.
Now, as a note of interest …. We really do all of these things and not only because we believe in all of this stuff … but because we just can’t afford our water bill as it is. Here, where we are in Florida, bills can go into the hundreds of dollars per month even when practicing all of these things. This only hurts folks like us who don’t have much to spend and doesn’t affect those with abundant means at all. There has to be a better way, but then that would be more economically just and that just wouldn’t do for those who are deep in the depth of the darkness of their souls. I don’t know how we can awaken those in such denial after all when was A Christmas Carol written, what century? But I do have hope and when there is hope anything can happen. So, I remember that to dispel the darkness …. we have to be the light to set those in darkness free, including ourselves.
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