Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It’s Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish {Ways to Protect and Conserve Groundwater – Wash Smarter}

This is week five in Frannie's series - The Groundwater Foundation's Top 10 List of Ways to Protect and Conserve Groundwater at Home.  This week is dedicated to washing smarter.  This includes thinking about the way you bathe, wash your dishes, and your clothes.

Frannie is going to limit the length of her shower to just five minutes, she will set a timer so she knows when her five minutes is up.  She is also going to challenge her family members to take five minute showers as well.  You can do the same!

Frannie is also looking for ways to conserve water in her closet!  Check out her previous post about washing clothes for how to conserve water by re-wearing clothes and only running full loads of laundry.

There are also easy ways to save water when it comes to washing dishes.  Skip pre-rinsing dishes and scrap them off in the trashcan instead.  And the same rule applies with dishwashers - only run a load when it is full!

Talk to your parents/guardians about upgrading to high efficiency machines when the time comes for replacing old machines.  Remember - high efficiency machines can help cut down on the water bill!

Track how much water you are using and how much you save by switching to these easy water-saving methods with The Groundwater Foundation's water-tracking app, 30 by 30!

See you in 2016!