9 Ways to Save Water in Your Apartment

We all want to be good stewards of our plant.  One way of doing this is to work on conserving water usage.  It’s good for the planet and it saves you money too.  Here are our best tips for saving water and money in your apartment.

1.) Buy recycled paper products: Products made from 100 percent recycled paper require much less water in their manufacturing than those made from virgin paper.

2.) Inspect bathroom fixtures for leaks.  A faulty toilet flapper can waste as much as 200 gallons per hour!

3.) Cook food in as little water as possible. This will also help preserve the food’s nutrients.

4.) When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

5.) When planning a meal, consider swapping a meat dish with a vegetarian one. It takes almost eighteen-hundred gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef.  Did you know? If you were to skip meat one day a week, you’d conserve 65,000 gallons of water in a year.

6.) Don’t use water to thaw food. The safest and most water efficient way is to defrost food in the refrigerator.

7.) Save water by running a full dishwasher rather than hand washing. Don’t have a dishwasher? Wash dishes in a partially filled sink and then rinse them using the spray attachment on your tap.

8.) Leftover melted ice? Water your indoor plants with the excess water.

9.) Instead of letting the faucet run to rinse vegetables, rinse them in a pan of clean water instead.

Red Oak Apartment Homes makes every effort to be responsible to our environment and keep our earth green. 

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