By now, parents throughout the country are relieved from the “back-to-school” rush. Our Bay Area water conservation efforts have been implemented since we started in 1989.
As the #1 referred and preferred Bay Area plumbing contractor. Our company is family owned and operated, we love the community we serve and always want to educate on preventative measures and tips to save our environment and save money for our clients.
Probably, the the last thing on your mind right now is water conservation, but we must remember the importance of saving water for our environment, and if that doesn’t interest you, how about saving money for yourself along the way?
Use these tips to make water conservation a fun learning experience for the kids, and something that will teach them good habits that last them a lifetime.
Water Conservation at Home
Must the faucet stay on the entire time while their brushing their teeth? Once the brush and toothpaste is in their mouth, the average brushing time is two minutes. Teach kids to shut off the faucet while brushing their teeth, this will save water and a hefty penny on your water bill
Conserve Water at School
Hygiene is a very important part of not spreading infectious diseases at school, remind kids to wash their hands before and after recess or anytime they eat, but also remind them to shut off the faucet while they’re scrubbing their hands.
This will help in the effort of conserving H2O and will quickly become a habit they follow at home.
Make the learning experience fun and rewarding. It’s not a matter of you “have to do this” but “you should because”.
Discuss the details with the children and allow them to participate in these efforts that will help our environment and their future.
Debora Bekins, a Bay Area residential plumbing client said to one of our plumbers in San Francisco “I took my kids to the aquarium, and explained to them how important it is to keep our environment clean and healthy so we can enjoy things like this. We wouldn’t want all these fish not to have water anymore, would we?”
That might be a little drastic, but not far off. Whatever works for you and your family, do it. Get the kids involved in your efforts and they’ll be so excited to share with their friends and teachers at school.
Water Conservation Tips for Mom and Dad
Set a good example by following the same instructions given to the kids
Water your lawn early morning or late evening
Remember to turn off the sprinklers on rainy day
Go to a car wash that recycles water instead of washing it in the driveway
Don’t run the washing machine and dishwasher until they’re completely full
According to the EPA, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day per home.
If you implement these small water saving tips at home, you will not only be helping the environment but will also see a drastic change in your water bill.
“Maybe you could use the savings to take a trip with the kids to the aquarium or somewhere to enjoy the beautiful nature we so well need to protect and preserve.”
Let’s share and keep this conversation going. Do you use any other methods of conservation? We would love to hear from you and share it with others in our Bay Area community.