Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Suggestions for saving water

Posted Sunday, December 2, 2007, at 8:27 AM
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  • I keep a pitcher of water in the fridge since ours doesn't dispense water and ice. Keeps from having to run the water and wait for it to get cold from the tap.

    This may be a borderline Eeeeeewwwwwww, but I only wash laundry once a week... get the maximum load capacity with a setting slighty less than required. If the washer is full to the top with clothes, I use the "large load" setting.

    Don't use the dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand may "waste" 20 minutes of our valuable "Deal or No Deal" time, but it will save water if you turn it off when both sides of sink are full. Plus, you can personally inspect each dish and make sure no food is stuck on, and need to be run thru another cycle. (Psst, washing dishes by hand also burns an extra 75 calories per hour, lol)

    Check the toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If the bowl water changes color, that is a sign of a leak and needs to be repaired.

    Well, that's all I can think of at this moment. I may have more later. Hope this helps.

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Sun, Dec 2, 2007, at 9:01 AM
  • Washing clothes got out of hand for us a while back. I know it is heresy, but I think my clothes used to get just as clean when mixed with others colors. Not if they bleed, but....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 2, 2007, at 12:50 PM
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