OK, so this week I really want to expand more on water. I did a post a couple of weeks ago about water, but I want to go further and dive deeper into that particular pool. Why, you ask? Well one main reason is because we have a leak somewhere under our house which seems it can not be found and my water bill has increased to the point that it is more than my electric bill. This in and of itself is bad.
city water is just not pleasant, I am renewing the post on WATER.
I decided to go on a search at the local library (which is a favorite place of ours) for some books on the subject and came up with a book that at first glance gave me several new ideas. And on top of that this book is about "... still getting everything that we want, but just doing it the right way, in a good way..." as Cameron Diaz says in the Forward of the green book.
Here are some tips to add to the ones that were mentioned in my last "Green Girls" post about water.
These are taken directly from the green book
3) Water Filters. If you want to be sure the tap water in your house is clean, try installing water filters on your faucets instead of buying bottled water - you'll save money over time and get better-tasting water. OOPS MY BAD, BUT I DO RECYCLE MY PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES
4) Shaving. Instead of letting the water run when you brush your teeth, brush while you're waiting for the water to get hot for your shave. You could save time and money on water, up to 1,825 gallons of water per "brushaver" each year. This much water would fill your bathtub more than thirty-five times!
5) Toilet. Try to flush just one less time per day, and you'll save about 4.5 gallons of water - as much as the average person in Africa uses for a whole day of drinking, cooking, bathing and cleaning.
We have only one Earth, let’s treat it with respect so our children can learn from our example and have a great place to raise their children.