It’s easy to forget how much water you’re using in the Residence Halls. After a long day, one of the best feelings is to take a long hot shower. On days where you’re in a hurry, you may forget to turn the water off while brushing your teeth. Or maybe you’re constantly traveling back and forth from your room to the water fountain filling up your water bottles. The focus for today’s article is to cut down on all of those and more. Here are 5 ways to reduce water usage in and outside of the Residence Halls!
1. ) Turn the water off while brushing your teeth
Did you know this could save up to 6 liters of water per minute? Get to saving, people!
2.) Shorten your showers
In a previous blog, I mentioned timing your showers using songs. You’ll save anything between 6 and 45 liters of water per minute!
3.) Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the fridge
Not only will you immediately have cold drinking water, you also don’t have to search for the coldest water fountain in the residence halls. Double win!
4.)Make sure faucets are completely turned off
In the residence hall restrooms, it’s not rare to hear the dripping of a shower faucet. It only takes a moment to make sure it’s completely turned off!
5.)Wash laundry in full loads
Rather than just washing a few articles of clothing at a time, make sure you use full loads. Use this water amount to your advantage!
And that’s just the beginning. What are some other ways you can save water?