During a drought water becomes an important commodity and we need to find ways to save and use every drop. By following the next 10 ways to save water, you can provide more for your family and community during the hot weather seasons.
Ten Ways To Save Water During A Drought
Our country is gripped in one of the worst droughts of our generation. Water is going to be limited and soon we will face rationing in order to provide enough drinking water to support daily life. Following are ten ways to save water you can do each and every day.
1. Limit showers to 3 minutes. Turn on shower, get wet and turn it off. Soap up, then turn shower back on to quickly rinse.
2. Use canned vegetables for side dishes. Heat the vegetables with the water already in the cans. Do not add more.
3. Let the lawn die. You can re-nourish it next season, but for now the water is more important for survival.
4. Consider replacing your lawn with a low maintenance, cool to the touch stone patio. It does not require as much water to maintain as a yard. Add covered shade and potted plants for a cool space to relax.
5. Use gray water for all outdoor plants. Gray water is water saved from showers in the bottom of the tub. It becomes twice used and keeps plants alive during a severe drought.
6. Fill a container with clear water and place in the refrigerator. You will have cool or cold drinking water at all times and will not have to run water from the tap each to cool it enough to drink.
7. Do not wash cars or trucks during a drought. Limit the use of water by using a dry cloth to clean the outside of dust and dirt for a cleaner appearance.
8. Flush toilets after every other use. In other words, use it twice and flush it once. You will save several gallons of water each day by following this rule.
9. If you wash your hair everyday, limit it to washing every two days. Find a style that suits this type of care or wear a hat or scarf. You can pull hair back in a wonderful pony tail and wash only the front portion if you have bangs.
10. Soak feet in a small tub of cool water instead of filling an entire swimming pool during hot weather. Using a small amount of water to cool the feet will save much more water in the long run and can be a family fun time as much as going swimming can.
Now add your own ways to save water during a drought. You may have to live on much less than you have in the past, but you can do it and enjoy life just the same.