Water Conservation Tips

Arlington County has a great page about how to conserve water during these dog days of summer when the sun seems to bake you further with every breath. This time of year, water is scarcer and we need to take some action to conserve some of it.

My solution? I am considering going back to the one shower per week plan.

For better ideas, be sure to check here and also look at the EPA’s Water Sense Guide. Some examples:

  • Capture and reuse rainwater
  • Take showers instead of baths
  • Mulch your flowers and garden
  • Check for water leaks
  • Install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators

Do everyone a favor and conserve water any way you can. You might want to forgo my showering idea but some of us have meek coworkers and employers so it doesn’t matter what we do.

Thanks, Arlington, for some great ideas!

What are you doing to conserve water this summer?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for RealHomebrew.com and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

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