We’re overflowing with ideas on how to save water.
We have an abundant supply of water, but it isn’t eternal.
Every day, Canadians consume on average more than 250 litres of water at home.
We can do better. Here are our best tips on how to reduce water consumption.
Freshen up your bathroom!
At least 65% of your water consumption is from the bathroom. It’s an excellent place to start improving your equipment.
WaterSense® certified toilet.
WaterSense certified bathroom faucet.
WaterSense certified shower head.
ENERGY STAR® certified washer.
Think about it in the shower
Bath 150 L.
5-minute shower 75 L.
A shower is more eco-friendly than a bath, as long as it doesn’t last more than 5 minutes. If you prefer 10-minute showers, a WaterSense certified shower head will allow you to save 5,500 litres of water per year.
No more waste
WATERSENSE CERTIFIED TOILET
saves 20% water.
A double flush system saves even more.
If your toilet is more than 10 years old, it probably evacuates up to 18 litres of water every time you flush. Since we use the toilet approximately 4 times a day, that represents around 60 litres of water per day, per person.
Myth or reality?
Washing dishes by hand is more environmentally friendly than a dishwasher.
You’ll save 20,000 litres of water a year with an ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher. You’ll also save 230 precious hours… which means more free time for gardening, cooking, exercising…
Water leaks, what a mess
Water leaks are responsible for the loss of 38,000 litres of water per household every year. Old toilet backflow protection devices and leaky sinks are often the cause. Dealing with this problem can help you reduce your water consumption by 10%.
A good hose for gardeners
Did you know that a gardening hose spits out 1,000 litres of water per hour, the equivalent of the amount of liquid a person drinks in... 2 years? Choose other methods to water your lawn responsibly:
• Use rain water collected in buckets.
• Irrigate your flowerbeds and your garden with a seeping hose.
• Keep the earth humid by covering your garden with mulch.
• Replace your grass with plants that cover the ground and require less water.