Tip To Conserve Water

By Robert Robillard on Energy Saving

Water Conservation

The United States has doubled its water consumption in the past 50 years  with many states facing shortages.    Conservation of water is more and more important as our population and consumption grows.  This article will give you a few tips to conserve water!

Tips to Conserve Water

Small  adjustments in how we use water can make a BIG impact.

  1. Water gardens and lawns early in the morning or after the sun has set.
  2. This saves loss from evaporation.
  3. About one-third of the water that’s sprayed overhead during the heat of the day is lost to evaporation before it gets to the plants.
  4. Plant drought resistant plantings.
  5. Install and use a 3-4″ layer of organic mulch in all of your planting beds  to keep plants from drying out and water from evaporating.
  6. Install an energy efficient dishwasher, toilets, faucets and clothes washing machine.
  7. Keep showers to 5 minutes.
  8. Replace or repair all dripping and leaning plumbing fixtures
  9. Turn the water off when you brush your teeth.
  10. Collect roof runoff and use to irrigate plants

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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