Water conservation is a burgeoning issue that each household is responsible to do their part for. Did you know that, on average, each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day, for all uses from watering the flowers to showering, even just washing the dishes.
Each household has a footprint, and with the limited amount of water on earth, minimizing that footprint will play a part in conservation. With only .5% of Earth’s fresh water available to us to use, every little bit helps to ensure that earth’s water lasts our population as long as possible. Here are some quick tips to shrink your water usage, especially in the bathroom.
Conserving water can be done in all sorts of simple ways. You can cook with a large bowl of water instead of running the tap, and do the same when washing dishes. You can buy a dishwasher that has a light wash option, you can emphasize short showers, shave while showering, or fill the sink to shave. You can only run the laundry when a full load is done, or emphasize rewearing clothes when possible.
Doing all of these tricks will help, but the primary culprit in water consumption is flushing the toilet. Each flush can use up to 5 gallons of water, by far the most consistent culprit.To reduce your tank toilet’s water footprint, you can create your own DIY low-flow toilet, and offset the flush volume with just a few simple tools.
All you need is:
A bottle or jug, up to .5 gallon
A few rocks/sand
spotLESS Materials Toilet Coating (optional)
First, fill the bottle with the rocks and sand, and then fill the rest with water.
Then, cap the bottle and put it in your tank. Now, each time you flush, it will be with less water.
Put the Toilet Coating around the bowl, which will prevent streaks, stains, and odors from stuck waste. It’s environmentally friendly, and will make up for the lower flow of water.
It’s a simple solution that will go a long way in preserving the Earth for generations to come. It’s also low-cost, and unobtrusive, so you can help without even having to think about it. Accessibility is highly important to us, and this hack is truly for everyone.