Did you know that the United States uses 346 million gallons of fresh water every day? Let’s see how we can all work together to save water, and not be a drip.

  • Fix that leaky faucet. One drip a second can waste 2,000 gallons of water per year.
  • Water your lawn only when necessary, rather than on a regular schedule, and consider landscaping only with native plants that are adaptable to your climate’s conditions.
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month
  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
  • For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

Looking for more ways to help save water? Check out our page here or this list of 100 ways to conserve.

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Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is currently pursuing her master’s in public administration and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a specialized study in public relations. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.