Conserving Water Now

With a seemingly limitless H2O supply, most Americans rarely think about water conservation. That is, until drought strikes -- or a freshwater supply becomes tainted -- and water's fragile finiteness is thrust into the spotlight.

Ensuring an abundance of clean water is something we could all think more about, not only to avoid drought but also to protect our health, the food we consume, and the integrity of the ecosystem.

What You Can Do
Here are some simple water conservation tips from environmental advocacy group The Nature Conservancy:

  • Take shorter showers, and leave the faucet off while brushing your teeth.
  • Install water-efficient appliances such as a low-flow toilets and front-loading washing machines.
  • Quickly repair leaky pipes and faucets, which are responsible for water loss of 40 to 60 percent in many cities.
  • Have your car professionally washed. Washing it at home typically uses 15 times more water.
  • Water your lawn or garden in the morning or evening when the water will evaporate less quickly.

In celebration of World Water Day 2010, Kraft Foods is donating 100 percent of the net profits from its Crystal Light products sold on March 22, 2010, to The Nature Conservancy. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy's water conservation efforts, visit nature.org.

Read More


Comments (2)

  • MrsRuano 26 Aug, 2011

    One more: While you lather up when under the shower - stop the water and turn back on for rinsing.
    Happy saving!

  • ModernEnviro 2 Dec, 2010

    Good tips. Water conservation saves money, reduces the consumption of water resources, and eases the pressure on sewage facilities that have to treat all the water that goes down the drain.
    - - -

More from Live Green

New from Whole Living Daily

Shared On Facebook