Thursday, November 29, 2012

More on Water Conservation

How could you conserve water?  Colorado State University has a fact sheet titled, "Water Conservation in and Around the Home" by R. Waskom and M. Neibauer. 

Did you know that when you operate a conventional washing machine you use between 35 and 50 gallons per load?  Do you only use the washer when there is a full load?  Do you select the minimum water volume per load?

Did you know that a newer front-loading machine uses between 18 and 20 gallons per load?

Did you know running the dishwasher when its full can save you up to 1,000 gallons of water?

Did  you know that a leaky faucet can waste anywhere from 192 gallons/month to 429 gallons/month?                    
  • 60 drops/minute = 192 gallons/month
  • 90 drops/minute = 210 gallons/month
  • 120 drops/minute=429 gallons/month
These and other interesting household water use information can be found at the following web address:

Or type in Colorado State University Extension Website and click on Fact Sheets and Publications.  Once you are on the fact sheet page, then click on the topic heading titled - water. 

I encourage you to read and do your part to conserve a very precious commodity.  We need to conserve water in drought and at all times for our future generations.  We need to keep our water clean as well.