Simple Green: Turn Off the Water While Brushing

Simple Green: Turn Off the Water While Brushing

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Abby Stone
Jul 1, 2008

There are big changes you can make in an effort to "go green" but the ones we'll try to implement this month are simple changes that, while easy, can have a big impact on the environment while having little impact on your lifestyle. Like turning off the water while you brush your teeth...

If the average faucet flows at two gallons a minute, and you brush your teeth for three minutes (well, that's the rule anyway, according to our dentist), turning off the water while you brush your teeth can save between twelve and eighteen gallons of water a day, depending on whether you brush your teeth twice or three times a day.

[Image via CursedThing's flicker, with a Creative Commons LIcense]

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