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10 Simple Ways To Save Water!

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Did U know that less than one percent of all water on Earth is usable freshwater?!

There are ways you can help to save water though.

Just follow these ten easy steps and you'll be doing your part to save water and the environment:

Recycle (Making new paper and plastic products uses gallons and gallons of water.)

Lay Off The Beef (It takes a staggering 1,800 gallons of water to produce just ONE POUND of beef.)

Stop The Long Showers (We all know what you're doing in there… wasting water! Cutting a 10-minute shower down to 5 will save about 12.5 gallons of water.)

Drink Tap (Believe it or not, because tap water is a public utility it is more highly regulated than bottled water companies. So it's safer and doesn't create plastic pollution.)

Take Off Your Clothes (Not literally, but don't buy so much. It literally takes over 700 gallons of water to produce one t-shirt worth of cotton!)

Look For WaterSense Labels (WaterSense is a branch of the EPA that marks water-efficient products.)

Sign The Water Bill Of Rights (It's a proposal to elected officials stating we consider water quality to be a highly important issue.)

Stop Pre-Rinsing (Dishwashers are more powerful than you think. You can easily waste 20 gallons of water by pre-rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Just scrape excess into the garbage and toss the plate in the washer. It's 2012, let the machines do all the work — before they take over and enslave all humankind.)

Xeriscape (Landscape with plants that need little to no extra water. Up to 70% of residential water is used for landscaping and sprinkler purposes.)

Calculate Your Water Footprint (You can use National Geographic's Water Footprint Calculator HERE. Knowledge is power!)

So just follow these easy steps and you'll be on your way to living a water-efficient lifestyle!

Do your part! Save the water!

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