A Quantum of Solace: Five Easy Ways to Save Water at Home

In the most recent installment of the James Bond movie series (Quantum of Solace), the bad guys were trying to take control of the fresh water supply in a South American country.

This is not such a far-fetched idea for a major crime.

Why? Because fresh water is fast becoming a scarce resource, and it is also going up in cost.

Taking steps to conserve water is an integral part of developing a greener lifestyle. Focusing on just one room in your house – the bathroom – here are five easy things you can do that will conserve water.

1. Fix toilet and faucet leaks immediately. 
A dripping faucet or running toilet waste water 24-7, and the amounts add up quickly.

2. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing your face. There is no need to have the faucet running continuously.

3. Take showers rather than baths and limit your showers to 5 minutes. Showers are more efficient with water than baths. 
And although I love the feeling of hot water running over me as much as anyone else, limiting showers to 5 minutes Continue reading “A Quantum of Solace: Five Easy Ways to Save Water at Home”

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