tips on saving water
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DESCRIPTIONTips On Saving Water. By:Briar Heke. General. General Tips On Saving Water. Check for leaking pipes. Fix dripping taps. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time. Kitchen. Saving water in the kitchen. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
General Tips On Saving WaterCheck for leaking pipes. Fix dripping taps. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
Saving water in the kitchenFor rinsing dishes or washing fruit and vegetables etc, half-fill your sink with water rather than leaving the tap running. Use a compost pile or worm farm for food scraps rather than a waste disposal unit.Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water houseplants.
Bathroom & Toilet
Saving Water In The Toilet And The BathroomTurn the tap off when you're brushing your teeh or shaving. If you brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time, and leave the tap running, you waste approximately 56 litres per day. Showers use much less water than baths. The average bath uses over 150 litres.
Check your toilet and hot water overflow pipes are not leaking.
Take shorter showers - they also save you time and hot water costs.
Saving water in the LaundryEnsure you have a full load of washing - each time you use your top loader machine you use 200 litres of water on average. 20% of your water is used in the Laundry
Saving Water OutsideDon't leave hoses running. A running hose can waste up to 400 litres of water per hour. Water the garden early in the morning when the air is calm. Watering in the evening is the next best option. Heat and wind cause water to evaporate quickly.
Time watering your garden so you don't over water
Group plants with similar water requirements together so that you can tend to them without over-watering other plants. Remember, native plants require less watering.
BibliographyNumerous Websites to collect backgrounds for slides. http://falconsscience.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/water_drop.png
Facts about Tips on Saving Waterhttp://www.waitakere.govt.nz/CnlSer/wtr/wtrsavetips.asp and http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/index.php
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