9 Simple Ways You Can Save Water

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Every day, millions of children around the world don’t have safe, clean water to drink. In poor countries like Haiti, children have to walk long distances to collect clean drinking water and therefore cannot attend school and receive education.

Think about all the water you use on a daily basis. Can you save? Here are nine simple ways you can save water.

1. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and washing your hands.

 You can waste as much as 6 litres of water per minute while leaving the tap on.

2. Take shorter showers.

Some shower heads use as much as 6.45 litres of water per minute.

3. Wait to run the dishwasher or laundry machine once it’s full.

Half loads can waste many litres of water, which adds up.

4. Unplug electrical cords that you’re not using.

Power plants use thousands of litres of water

5. Fix any leaks around your home.

A leaking tap can waste 15 liters of water a day.

6. Reuse pasta water.

Rather than dumping litres of pasta water down the drain, find ways to reuse it such as watering plants (but wait for it to cool down first).

7. Wait until the early morning or late evening to water outdoor plants.

Less water will evaporate with cooler morning and evening temperatures. 

8. Ditch the watering hose for a watering can.

Watering hoses can use up to 1,000 litres of water per hour.

9. Go to car washes that conserve and reuse their wash water. 

Car wash water doesn’t have to be thrown away and can be recycled to use for other car washes.

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Help UNICEF provide clean drinking water to children in need.