Water saving tips for your home

Household water saving tips

 

There are many ways we can save water in Calgary. Here are a few  tips to start with that will save or conserve water in our homes:

1. Do NOT poor water down your drain unnecessarily. Stop and think before poring water clean or dirty down the drain. Why? Because most of the time you could find another use for it such as:  saving water in our home - how to conserve water

  • watering a plant
  • moping the floor
  • flushing the toilet
  • washing your car
  • use for your pets

2. Do not use running water to thaw  frozen meat or any frozen food.  Best way to defrost any food is to leave it for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.  Of course you can always defrost food in the microwave but it might not be the healthiest choice.

3. Install a low flow water saving aerator to your faucet. This could reduce the flow of water from your tab by up to 50%

4. Make sure your dishwasher is full before you start it. It is always better to wash a few dishes by hand instead of running your dishwasher just with a few dishes. You will save on water.

5. When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink with water and dish detergent and rinse under very slow flowing stream in the other sink or fill the other sink with clean water and rinse as many dishes as you see fit. Instead of draining that rinse water scoop it out (as much as possible and use it for something else (see water saving tip #1).

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