LUV Your Water

Water is a precious resource that affects everyone, every day. As the world’s population increases, so too does the demand for water. At Trojan, we’re committed to reducing water stress and maximizing this invaluable resource for current and future generations.

10 Top Water-Saving Tips

Top 10 Water Saving Tips

Just 1% of the earth’s water is fresh, and only a portion of it is readily accessible. We need to respect and preserve this precious resource. On World Water Day (and every day), let’s keep the following water-saving tips in mind. LUV your water.

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1. Install a Low-Flow Toilet
The toilet is the single largest water-using appliance in the home. About 1/3 of water used in homes is used for flushing the toilet. One flush can use about 13 L of water. A low-flow or dual-flush toilet can decrease this consumption by 70%.

2. Get a Rain Barrel
During the summer, garden and lawn watering account for 40% of residential water use. Rain barrels hold 190-300L of water, and are a great source of water for all your gardening needs.

3. Only Run Your Washer When Full
You can save up to 3,800L of water per month when you run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they’re full.

4. Fix Those Leaky Faucets
One faucet leaking one drop per second wastes up to 28 L – that’s 10,000L per year! Plus the noise is annoying, right? Now you have another good reason to fix those faucets.

5. Use a Bucket and Sponge
You can save up to 300 L of water each time you wash your car by using a bucket of water instead of a hose.

6. Get a Reusable Water Bottle Water
One store-bought water bottle costs 1,550x the cost of one glass of tap water.

7. Plug the Sink
When hand-washing or rinsing dishes, plug the sink or use a dish tub instead of using running water. You can save 25,000 L per year!

8. Watch What You Pour Down the Drain
Do not pour anything down the road drain that you would not want to put directly into a river or stream. Household special waste such as chemicals, old paint, grease, and oil should be disposed of properly. Storm water is not treated, so it’s up to you to ensure that only clean water enters the storm sewer

9. Compost it!
Adding compost to your soil greatly enhances your landscape’s water-efficiency. Up to 50% of household waste is organic and can be composted instead of trashed. Items that cannot be composted include dairy products, animal or human waste, peanut or oil-based products, fish, meats, bones, fats, charcoal, and diseased or insect-infected plants.

10. Shower: In and Out
Try to take five minutes in the shower instead of ten. You can save over 100 L of water.

Other Tips

  • Use Both Sides of a Piece of Paper
    It takes 2.5 gallons of water to produce one single 8.5 x11 sheet of paper, so set your printer to print double-sided.
  • Choose Landscaping Native to Your Climate
    By planting native trees, plants , flowers and grasses that flourish with natural rainfall, you will save time and money on watering.
  • Water Your Lawn at Night or Early Day
    If you need to water your lawn, do it in the early morning or later at night when it’s cooler and there’s less evaporation.
  • Turn Off the Water When Brushing Your Teeth
    Even little things make a difference. Turning off the tap while you brush your teeth can save up to 300 gallons of water a month.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    Remember that every item requires water to produce or manufacture it. By reducing, reusing and recycling, you can significantly shrink your water footprint.
  • Find Out Where Your Water Comes From
    Do you know where drinking water comes from? Find out. When you know what river, lake or aquifer your water comes from, it’ll strengthen your environmental bond.

Download the LUV

Luv Your Water InfographicDownload the infographic of these top tips, print it out and share your LUV for water today!

Sources: onedrop.org, CanadaWaterWeek.com, National Geographic.com.

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