Thinking Green

Changing Wasteful Habits Can Save Water

By: Danny Lipford

Sometimes going green is as simple as changing bad habits such as remembering to turn off the water when brushing your teeth, running only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine, and taking shorter showers. For more water saving tips, read our article on Water Conservation in the Home.

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If we want to start living a greener lifestyle, we have to form some new habits. But with all the variety of green practices, it can be overwhelming. The key is to just take it one small step at a time. Start with something simple, like good water habits. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or shave. Only run the dishwasher or washing machine when you have full loads. Take shorter showers. If you really want to make a difference, look into having a grey water system installed that will capture the used water in your home from everything–except the toilet–and route it to use in irrigation. Make a list of all these things you want to accomplish and tackle them just one at a time. Before you know it, you’ll have a whole new green habit system in place and the end result is pretty impressive.



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