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Indoor Water Tips


The average home in BC has a handful of appliances that use water on a daily basis. By adopting a few simple changes with how you use your appliances can make a significant reduction in the amount of water you use, often without making any real compromise to your routine.



<div class="ExternalClassA48DCB04CEBA4879BF61A13A5E046251"> <strong>​Reducing your shower</strong> by two minutes can save 460 litres of water in one month. </div>, Shorten Showers
<div class="ExternalClass0428199C09234B1A9024606616A49CDB"> <strong>Turn off the tap</strong> when brushing teeth. It can save close to 700 litres of drinking water a month. </div>, Turn Off Tap when Brushing
<div class="ExternalClass590B29BA9DE0469ABE05022397E4CF68"><p>Turn off the tap when shaving.<strong> Fill the sink</strong> with a few inches of warm water<strong> to rinse your razo</strong>r - it works just as well as running the tap and uses less water.<br></p></div>, Shaving
<div class="ExternalClass8FBACA01944C4FCC80857E5C5A5B5C9E"><p>Plug the tub, then turn on the water when running a bath, and adjust the temperature as the tub fills.<br></p></div>, Plug Tub
<div class="ExternalClass1283FB199EB844D3994EB2B43DAB85DA"> Consider <strong>buying a dual-flush toilet</strong> which gives the option of a water-saving half flush. </div>, Dual Flush
<div class="ExternalClassA741A0A12ACE4BD182A52FFB08D1AE78"><p>Use food colouring to<strong> test for a leaking toilet</strong>. Drop a teaspoon of food colouring into your toilet tank and if the colour appears in the bowl after 15 minutes, you've got a leak. Many leaks can be fixed by replacing the worn-out flapper valve.<strong></strong><br></p></div>, Leaking toilets

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