Whether you’re financially or morally motivated to conserve water, it’s a good idea to take a few steps on improving your water usage footprint. Water is an ever-growing scarce resource that we all depend on to survive.
Luckily, there are a handful of ways to conserve water through simple adjustments.
If you haven’t already, updating your home’s fixtures and appliances to WaterSense and Energy Star labeled models can reduce your indoor water use by 20%! Adding low flow toilets, and faucet aerators will also help reduce your usage without the need to change any of your habits.
Due to the interconnectivity between energy and water, saving energy can result in water savings, too! It takes between 3,000-6,000 gallons of water to power a 60-watt incandescent lightbulb for 12 hours a day over the course of a year. Reducing your energy usage is not only good for your energy bill and your local power grid, but also for your water footprint!
Resell your clothes, buy less new cloths & consider secondhand. Higher end secondhand sites like ThredUp provide like-new secondhand clothing for a fraction of the cost. It takes 1,000 gallons of water to make one pair of jeans, and 718 gallons to make one t-shirt. By shopping secondhand periodically, you can dramatically reduce your water footprint.
Eat less beef. To produce 1lb of steak requires an average of 1,800 gallons of water. In comparison, pork only requires 576 gallons, while chicken only requires 468 gallons. By replacing one steak per week with chicken, you could save nearly 70,000 gallons of water each year! And if you ate vegan one day per week, you’d save even more!
And of course, get bluebot! Once you have bluebot on your property’s water line, you can input your monthly water bill and set a goal to save on your usage, and your bill costs! Simply tell bluebot how much you want to save, and we’ll keep track of your progress and encourage you along the way.