Water Conservation 101

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Water Conservation Water. It is, by all indications, the single most important ingredient for life. There are many things we can live without, water is not one of them. If we needed it for nothing else, water would still be necessary for consumption. Water assists the digestive process, as well as helping flush the body of toxic materials. Water is so essential and significant that it makes up over two thirds of the human body.

Conservation does not merely involve finding ways to eliminate waste. Water conservation also involves finding useful ways to use what would otherwise be wasted. We came across a categorized water conservation chart recently with over 100 different tips, tricks and techniques for using water wisely. As preppers and survivalists living in constantly changing uncertain times, conservation should be a top concern for all of us. We can begin using these water conservation tips in our daily lives and transfer them to an off grid living condition if applicable.


“When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.
Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.
If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.
Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your city and county for codes.
Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak. Fix it and start saving gallons.
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s up to 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush for solid waste.
Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons a month.
Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.
Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.”

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    Denise Souligney2 years ago

    I keep a gallon jug in the basement sink to collect run off from dehumidifier I then (daily) poor it into my garden and house plants.


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