Water conservation is something we talk about a lot in the summertime, but what about in winter? While we might not be watering our lawns or maintaining much of a garden, there are still ways to cut back on our water usage in the chilly months!
People use almost 70 gallons per day for everything from cooking and showering to flushing the toilet. And that’s just indoor water use. Throw in outdoor water use, and you balloon up to around 350 gallons per household. Yikes! Of course, we want to make water conservation part of our routines on a daily basis, but there are some water uses that are specific to this time of year.
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Some big water usages, like watering the lawn, aren’t part of our winter routines, and a big part of using less water in winter is about anticipating the cold weather’s effects on your home and on your pipes. With just a little bit of preparation, you can stop the main culprits when it comes to winter water use. On the next page, check out our six favorite tips for reducing water use in winter!
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