Good at Saving Water ?

We’ve all heard news of the long drought facing California to the south of us and even have experienced a very much different spring /summer than we are used to here in western Canada.  With all of the news out there about how we are facing a water-shortage, which we are certainly not used to we thought we might take a moment to research how all of us can pitch in to conserve whatever we can.  Here are a few suggestions for you:
• When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather-up (same in the shower)
• Forgo purchasing water bottles and instead invest in water bottles you can re-fill with tap water
• Use a broom and some elbow grease instead of pressure-washing your outdoor areas
• Purchase water-efficient appliances and toilets for your home
• Water your lawn early in the morning to minimize evaporation (currently only 1 time each week)
• Aerate your lawn regularly so that water can reach the roots rather than just run off the surface
• Fix any leaky faucets or run-on toilets in your home
• Invest in a rain-barrel for garden-watering

If we don’t conserve what we have, what will we NOT have to enjoy in the future ?


About Glenn Duxbury

Duxbury & Associates Building Inspection and Consulting Ltd. has received the 2004 Douglas College Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the ‘Consulting’ category for persistence and pursuit of excellent service delivery to clients by providing very thorough and professional Inspection Reports and dedication to those involved in buying / selling / building / renovating and maintaining uncompromised customer focus.