5 Ways to Save Water

Conserving water in college may not seem like a big deal, especially if the water bill is something you paid for with the rest of your dorm fees. Saving water is essential to conserve our environment and protect the Earth. Here are five ways you can save water in your every day college life!

  1. 1. Turn the Water Off

    When brushing your teeth, turn the sink off. You don’t need the water until you rinse off your toothbrush again. Turn the shower off when shaving your legs, or turn the tub faucet on so you have just enough water to rinse your razor off.

  2. 2. Multitask

    You can save water by multitasking! Brush your teeth in the shower while your conditioner is soaking into your hair. It may seem gross, but peeing in your morning shower is another way to save water, plus you have soap and water right there!

  3. 3. Wait to Wash

    Wait to wash your laundry until you have a full load to do. Washing only a few items at a time uses up lots of water. The same thing applies to your dishes. Try to run the dishwasher when you have a full load. Putting off your chores can help our environment!

  4. 4. Flush Sparingly

    When you kill a bug, throw it in the trash instead of flushing it. Anything else you flush away that could be thrown away should go in your trashcan.

  5. 5. Reuse

    Towels, bras, and jeans don’t need to go in the wash after one use. Sports bras after a workout are an exception though. Towels are still clean after one shower so hang them up to dry and use them again the next day. Denim shouldn’t be washed after every wear anyway, so wear your favorite jeans a few times before you put them in the laundry.

By making 5 small changes to your everyday life, you can save tremendous amounts of water and help conserve our environment!