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Water Conservation Tips

Fresh, clean water is a limited resource.  The Village of Farmingdale encourages the conservation of all our precious resources, especially water.  Please implement as many of the following tips, to conserve water, as is possible:


1.      
Shower Bucket. Instead of letting the water pour down the drain, stick a bucket under the faucet while you wait for your shower water to heat up.  You can use the water for cleaning, flushing your toilet or watering your plants.

2.       Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Water comes out of the average faucet at 2.5 gallons per minute.  Don’t let all that water go down the drain while you brush.  Turn off the faucet after you wet your brush and leave it off until you rinse.

3.       Turn off the tap while washing your hands.  Do you need the water to run while you’re scrubbing your hands?  Save a few gallons of water by turning off the faucet one your hands are wet and back on to rinse the soap off.

4.       Fix your leaks.  Whether you go DIY or hire a plumber, fixing leaky faucets and toilets that run can mean big water savings.

5.       Re-use your pasta cooking liquid.  Instead of dumping that water down the drain, try draining your pasta water into a large pot.  Once it cools you can use it to water your plants.

6.       Head to the car wash.  If you feel compelled to wash your car, take it to the local car wash who recycles the water rather than using your hose.

7.       Cut your showers short.  Older shower heads can use as much as 5 gallons of water per minute.  Speed things up in your shower for some serious water savings.

8.       Choose efficient fixtures.  Aerating your faucets, investing in a low-flow toilet, choosing efficient shower heads, and opting for a Water Sense rated dishwasher and washing machines can add up to big water savings.

9.       Shrink your lawn.  Plant drought resistant plants instead.

 

Please see the following links for more ideas on how to conserve:
 

https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/45-ways-to-conserve-water-in-the-home-and-yard/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/

https://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/

https://www.home-water-works.org/water-conservation-tips

https://www.watercalculator.org/save-water/

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-water-conservation/

 

 

 

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