Water Saving Tips: Around the House

You know you can save water by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth, “letting it mellow” and taking care not to waste it while cooking and cleaning. But did you know this direct water use only makes up a small portion of all the water you use? There is way more water – also known as virtual water – in the food, goods and services you consume.

Read on to learn how to save water in areas around your house (be sure to check out our tips for the kitchen and bathroom), and take our Water Footprint Calculator to find out how much water you use directly and indirectly each day.

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Around the House

Did You Know?

All of the water that flows into our homes is good enough to drink. That’s right – the water in your toilet, washing machine, hose and faucet all comes from the same place, and it’s all been treated and tested to be clean and safe for human consumption. The next time you turn on the tap, flush the toilet or run a household appliance, remember that all the water you use is precious. Do your best to use it sparingly.