Saving water helps environment - Metro US

Saving water helps environment

Canada is home to seven per cent of the world’s total supply of renewable fresh water. That may seem like a lot — but we’re also one of the world’s biggest water consumers. It’s important for all of us to do what we can to preserve this valuable natural resource.

Reducing the water you use in the bathroom is a great and easy place to start. Since a bathroom uses a considerable percentage of the total indoor home water use, a few small changes can make a big difference — and you can save some money, too.

Delta Faucet offers the following tips to homeowners looking to save water:

• Take a quick shower instead of a bath — you’ll use up to 50 per cent less hot water.

• Install water-efficient showerheads. Some low-flow showerheads provide a powerful and massaging shower experience but use up to 36 per cent less water.

• Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your face.

• Fix leaks right away. One leaky faucet can waste a surprising amount of water.

• Encourage family members to reuse bath towels at least two times. Look for decorative, functional hooks that will keep them hung neatly and allow them to dry quickly.

• Upgrade your bathroom sink faucets to an efficient model that uses less water. Water-efficient faucets can save up to 30 per cent more water than a standard lavatory faucet and you can refresh the look of your bathroom with a sleek, sophisticated design.

• Install a modern, low-flow or dual flush toilet that can reduce water consumption dramatically.

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