The holiday season is upon us, which to us at WaterSignal means even more ways to conserve water! As you gear up for the holidays, save water and money with these 8 water conscious tips:
1.) Use recycled paper products
Products made from 100 percent recycled paper require much less water in their manufacturing than those made from virgin paper.
2.) Inspect bathroom fixtures for malfunctions or leaks
During the holidays, your bathrooms are likely to experience heavier than normal usage and, in turn, are more prone to issues. A faulty toilet flapper can waste as much as 200 gallons per hour!
3.) Swap meat for veggies
When planning your meals, consider swapping a meat dish with a vegetarian one. It takes almost eighteen-hundred gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef.
4.) Don’t use water to thaw food.
The safest and most water efficient way to defrost food is by placing it in the refrigerator.
5.) Cook food in as little water as possible.
This will also help preserve the food’s nutrients.
6.) Use the dishwasher
Have an Energy Star approved dishwasher? Save water by running a full dishwasher rather than hand washing. Don’t have an efficient dishwasher? Wash dishes in a partially filled sink and then rinse them using the spray attachment on your tap.
7.) Wash vegetables in a basin
Instead of letting the faucet run to rinse vegetables, rinse them in a pan or basin of clean water instead.
8.) Track your water consumption
For added assurance, consider utilizing WaterSignal’s breakthrough water monitoring technology. If a leak or anomaly occurs, the device immediately lets you know that a water spike above the preset limit has taken place. The alert can be sent via SMS text message and email for quick analysis, and alert hours are fully customizable.
And lastly, be safe!
If you plan on hosting a gathering that brings people who live in different households together, be sure to follow CDC guidelines for hosting.