Conserve Water! Here’s the Top 3 Biggest Abusers in Texas Homes
The City of Wichita Falls Public Information Office just posted a video regarding indoor water usage and how it breaks down in the average home, and it's a banger! The entire video, which I've attached at the bottom of this article, is only around 90 seconds, but it's full of great information, an intoxicating music bed, and some nice visuals.
If you haven't heard, as of January 9th Wichita Falls is in Stage 1 drought conditions. In this video, the City breaks down the top 7 biggest water abusers in the average home. Here are their top 3.
3. The Shower
I get it, some of us are pretty dirty and fairly stanky, but it's time time shorten up those showers. Wash the pits, the crotch, hair if you have any, and get on out of there. Pro tip: Double up on those showers by combining showers with your spouse!
2. Washing Machine
One good way to cut back on laundry loads is to stop washing your jeans. Machine washing your jeans can actually damage them. The CEO of Levi's has gone on record to say you should never, ever wash your jeans. Freeze them in the freezer to kill any bacteria instead.
1. The Throne
Yep, the biggest culprit when it comes to water usage is the toilet. The average toilet uses about 1.5 gallons of water per flush. So the best and easiest way to conserve water is to simply flush less. A good rule you can go by is to only flush after going #2. Here's a fun little limerick you can use to remember: If it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down. Maybe put a cute little sign over the can to make it a fun game for the kids!