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Simple Steps to Greener Living

About 38% of all car owners wash their cars in their driveways and about 80% of driveway car-washing ends up in storm sewers.


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March 25, 2010

Turn off the Tap

Remember to always turn off the tap
In order to lower your water cap
Save water by turning off the sink
Except for when you're getting a drink.

Water Conservation

Even though it may seem basic, one of the best things you can do for the environment is remember to always save water whenever and wherever possible. Follow a few simple tips to keep water usage down around your home.

  • Taking shorter showers is one of the easiest ways to dramatically lower your own personal water usage. Try and cut your shower time down by a few minutes and save gallons of water in the process. Take it a step further by putting a bucket in the corner of your shower to collect grey water and use later to water flowers or plants.
  • Use full loads only when running the dishwasher or washing machine. If you're going to run an appliance (hopefully Energy Star) than make sure it's completely full and you're getting the most use from each run of water.
  • Try a waterless carwash when cleaning off the wheels on the weekend. Get everything you need to clean the interior and exterior without being wasteful. You'll be keeping water usage to as minimum while also getting a sparkly clean ride.

Associated Content has 8 great tips on how you can take a shorter shower.

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