- Invest in a low-flush toilet.
FACT: If all US citizens averaged 4-5 flushes daily, it would amount to 5 billion gallons of clean water down the drain, enough to supply drinking water to the entire population of Chicago for more than 6 years.
- Keep your showers to five minutes.
- Monitor your garden hoses and sprinklers.
FACT: Two local Westford high school students, Nihar and Harshal Sheth, created an algorithm to determine the optimal times for watering a lawn (and won the local Google Science Fair award!) . Check it out! http://when2water.org/about.php
Want to learn more? Check out: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/