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Environmental Protection: 3 Simple Bathroom Hacks That Save A LOT of Water
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15 January 2018

Tip #1: Turn Off The Water When You're Soaping Up
We don't typically think about how much water we use in an average shower, but it's a lot. However, it's a lot less if you only use the water for rinsing, and you shut it off while you're soaping up or shampooing your hair. The stop-and-go flow might feel weird at first, but it really cuts down on wasted water.

Tip #2: Use Less Water When You Flush
If you have an older toilet, you're flushing a lot of unnecessary water every time you use it. So, take a 500ml bottle, and fill it up. Place that bottle in your toilet's tank. It displaces water, and saves that much on every flush. Newer models may not benefit as much, but anything that was installed in 1995 or before will definitely notice a difference with this trick.

Tip #3: Employ Your Flush Discretion
Despite what your parents taught you, you don't have to flush every time you go to the bathroom. In fact, it's more than a little wasteful to flush if all you left behind was some urine. Instead, close the lid, and wait until the bathroom has been used several times before you flush. If you're worried about smells, once per week add some baking soda, and white vinegar, let it set for an hour, then flush. No stains, no cleaning chemicals, and no wasted water.