In our house, we use this rule for saving water: If it is yellow, let it mellow. When it is brown, then flush it down.
There are three of us here, and because of my age, I get up a couple times a night. But with our rule, instead of 16 gallons of water down the drain, it is only six, a saving of over 3,600 gallons a year!
My wife and I use the same bath tub; she first then me. The tub averages 20 gallons. We do not flush the tub, instead, use a pail to remove the used water for garden plants. That is another 3,600 gallons a year saved.
My wife collects the first gallon of water from the hot-water tap for dishes, because it is all cold. This is used for pets and yard plants. That’s another 30 gallons a month (we only wash dishes once a day). If the home dwellings of the Fresno/Clovis area did as we do, think of the water saved. Think about it!
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