At the bathroom sink it’s easy to waste water. Save water instead with our easy water saving tips.
Turn off the water when you’re using the bathroom sink. Whether you’re washing your hands, shaving or brushing your teeth, don’t let the faucet run continuously. It’s the simplest way to save water.
Use cold water to brush your teeth because when you save energy, you also save water.
Pull up the stopper and fill the bottom of the sink basin with a little bit of water when you shave.
Install low-flow faucet aerators in your bathroom sinks. You can save gallons of water (and money) each time you use the faucet. Conventional faucets flow as high as 3 gallons per minute, but low-flow faucets flow at 1.5 gallons per minute.
Change the washers and fix those leaks. That constant drip is more than just annoying; it’s also a huge waste of water. You can lose more than 20 gallons of water a day from a single drippy faucet!
Turn off the faucet completely when you’re done at the sink. Drips from faucets are just like leaks – a big waste of water.
Set the water heater to the proper temperature so your hands don’t get scalded, forcing you to add more cold water water to the mix coming out of your faucet.
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