Canadians consume on average 223 litres of water per day! That is a lot of drinking water, and a large part of it is often wasted and goes straight back into the sewer system. Here are a few tips that will help you reduce your daily water consumption:
- Place an object in your toilet tank that will displace water, so less water will be used to fill the tank or upgrade to a low-flush toilet that consumes only between 4.1 and 6 L of water, instead of 12 L or more for each flush.
- Install low-flow faucet aerators, which reduce water consumption by one third compared to a standard faucet.
- Install a WaterSense certified shower head, reducing your consumption by one half.
- Collect rainwater and use it for watering your plants.
- Limit your showers to 5 minutes.
- Minimize rinsing before putting your dishes in the dishwasher.
- Run the dishwasher only when it is completely full.
- Minimize rinsing before putting before recyclable items in the bin.
- Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth.
- Check for leaks in your faucets and toilets and repair them as needed.
Every drop counts!