© 2024 South Carolina Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Avoid Water Waste


We waste a lot of water in this country!  You’ve taken steps to help the problem like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, maybe even using in low flow shower heads or investing in rain-water collection systems to save the fresh water Mother Nature gives us.  But take a moment to think about where else water may be wasted.

The water that’s used to cook pasta usually goes down the drain, but it could be collected to water house plants.  The water dispensed while you wait on the shower to heat up could be collected in a bucket and used to wash your delicates on laundry day.  And you can save water every time you flush by placing water bottles full of sand in the tank of your toilet.  They’ll reduce the volume of water required to fill the tank and the amount of water flushed.