Tips for the Slow Home: Conserving Water

Efficiency is a huge part of what makes a slow home; namely, "reducing unnecessary or wasteful energy or water usage." Conserving water is one of the most efficient ways we as people can conserve resources—here are a few of our best tips for doing just that.

1. Take stock of how much water you're using. By beginning with an awareness of how much you use, you'll be better able to gauge what you can cut and when. Much like setting a budget, decide where you can conserve the most and start there. Often, making the bigger cuts (while difficult) can be the most rewarding.

2. Collect water whenever possible: from the shower, from your pet's bowl, from the gutters, and even try graywater harvesting (with or without special equipment).

3. Employ a conservation helper if needed. Whether it's in the form of a low-flow toilet or touch-sensitive kitchen faucet, turn to a water conservation helper if it's necessary. But in keeping with the slow home, try also to limit the number of things you bring into the equation.

What other slow home conservation tips do you have?

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