Water conservation is a vital part of more sustainable living. We’re sure you and your family are already taking steps to reduce your water usage at home by doing things like taking shorter showers and washing your dishes on the economy setting on your dishwasher. But here are 3 more ways you can conserve water which will help our environment and keep your water bill down.

1. Re-use your humidifier water

One unexpected way you can reduce your water consumption is by reusing your dehumidified water. Most people just throw the water from their humidifiers down the drain, but that water is harmless and can be used to water your plants or your garden.


 

2. Think about your food’s ‘water footprint’

Another thing you can do that most people never think about is recognizing the water footprint of your food. For instance, it takes a lot more water to raise cattle then it takes to raise chickens, and mango’s consume more water than tangerines. Taking into account your foods water footprint can go a very long way in saving water.


 

3. Don’t leave the faucet running

Instead of washing your produce under a running faucet, consider washing your fruits and vegetables in a pot of water. A lot of water is wasted down the drain whenever you wash your food under a running faucet, and if you use a pot you can use the water that is left over to water your plants or your garden, essentially making it so you wasted zero water during the process.


 

Shiloh Water Systems is an Oregon company that installs top-of-the-line whole house water filters and some of the highest quality water filtration systems Oregon has to offer. We can help make your drinking water pure and fresh, and they can help improve your homes water efficiency.