Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Water conservation ideas

I know some of my "there is no such thing as global warming" friends might call this stuff hogwash, but I take a different tack -- why not conserve precious resources because, well, they're precious? It's the economist in me: How to ration scarce resources?

So here are a few tips from Utility Services of Alaska. Plus, besides saving scarce resources, it saves you MONEY. Who doesn't like having more money to spend on discretionary things?

  • Check your toilet tank at least twice a year.
  • Turn the water off. Don't let it run when you wash, brush your teeth, or shave.
  • Take shorter showers or a bath.
  • Run full loads of dishes and clothes.
  • While waiting for water to turn hot or cold, catch the lukewarm water in a container to water plants.
  • Be smart, fix leaks.
Just a few tips, more here.