5 Easy Ways for Students to Cut Down on Water Use

by Natalie Haber


1)    Take shorter showers.  A four-minute shower uses about 30 gallons of water on average.


2)    Only wash clothes when you have a full load.  Keep in mind that the extra rinse option adds about five gallons of water.


3)    Only water lawns in the early morning or late evening.  Watering during the day causes more evaporation, and wastes water.


4)    Use a dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes.  One actually uses less water with a dishwasher. However, only run the dishwasher when it is full.


5)    Let your fellow classmates and roommates be really conscious of water use.  The more people know, the more the message gets out there.


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