Water… use it wisely

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Last month, we mentioned that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked LA residents to do their part to help conserve water this Summer. Since summer is officially here and this is also Green Home month here at AT, we thought we could all use a reminder. If any of you caught the LIVE EARTH concerts on tv this weekend, there were a lot of website links given, one of which, is from an Arizona based site called Water…use it wisely. It’s a great and easy-to-navigate website that covers all the bases regarding water conservation.

Here is a great link to a list of 100 water saving ideas for those of us that live in the Southwest. Some of these include:

•Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks, so that every drop goes down you, not the drain.

•Water your garden during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

•Wash your produce in the sink or a pan that is partiall filled with water, instead of running water from the tap.

•Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1000 gallons a month.

Every little bit counts!

Image from WaterUseItWisely.com