Water


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Planting Seeds: Assess your facility’s current water usage

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:

  • Look at water bill statements
  • Calculate your water usage (monthly and annually)
  • Schedule a water audit

General Information Related to this Strategy:

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Nurturing Growth: Begin reducing water usage in simple ways

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:

  • Fix leaky faucets or toilets
  • Install aerators in faucets
  • Only run dishwashers when full
  • When washing dishes by hand, use a tub for soapy water and a second one for rinsing
  • When washing towels/other laundry, do full loads and use cold water.
  • Spot clean linens and clothes with a wet cloth and a little soap when the rest of the item is clean
  • Recycle greywater for landscaping and/or toilets

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Deepening Roots: Implement long-term changes in water usage

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:

  • Look for WaterSense labeled products
  • Install low-flow / high-efficiency toilets
  • Reuse rainwater to irrigate property (use rain barrels to catch runoff from roof, etc.)
  • Purchase Energy Star clothes and dish washers
  • Advocate for clean water in your community

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