Creative and Funny ways to save water
By: Derek Walker
1. Try peeing in the shower – it will save you time and water. The average high efficiency toilet uses 1.3 gallons of water per flush, if you have an older toilet; they can use up to 6-7gallons of water per flush. If you still have one of those water guzzling dinosaurs, may I suggest that you start by replacing it.
3. Shower or Bathe together – by showering with your significant other you can eliminate the need for 2 showers and save 50% of your showering water usage.
4. Time for paper and plastic – break out the paper china, fine plastic utensils and your red solo cups. Stop using your dishes, glasses and utensils; this will eliminate your need for using your dishwasher, just saved up to 6 gallons of water for every time you would run it.
5. Get a family gym membership – use the showers at the gym to bathe, gym showers are the new public bath houses. By not showering at home you just saved up to 20 gallons of water per shower.
6. Adult Diapers – the new boy shorts or briefs. No need for water here; just wet wipes and a trash can.
8. Bring back the outhouse – hey it’s this or adult diapers, it’s your choice. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood with this sexy new structure. Just remember all that water you’re saving.
10. Lawn care – don’t care, that’s what I say. Let it die, dead lawns don’t use water, then you can spray it green, no one is the wiser. An even better idea would be installing a synthetic lawn. They look and feel and good as a “real lawn” except they require little care and no water. The average homeowner’s lawn uses about 99,000 gallons of water a year; in California alone our lawns consume more than 6.4 billion gallons of water a year. Yes the upfront costs can be high but the money you save not having to water and not having to buy chemicals and fertilizer for care will pay for this synthetic lawn within 3 to 6 years. Get more information from our site www.droughtlawn.com or by calling 530-506-5046.
On a more serious note, desperate times can call for desperate measures. It is time to start the conversation about serious water conservation and technologies that can help reduce water consumption. It is time we all started thinking outside of the box and get serious about water conservation. It is time we all did our part no matter how little or how much, we all must begin to do something. Stop talking about change and be the change. The first and biggest change you can make, starts with your lawn, quit watering it and “Go Green” with a new synthetic lawn. Call us today at 530-506-5046.
Just remember it all begins with you.