Meet Hector. He's a kid who doesn't say much, but usually knows what he's talking about.
Today he's looking at water. The United States uses over 400 billion gallons of water EVERY DAY and a lot of it is simply flushed down the toilet. It takes a lot of energy to clean water and get it to your home, so wasting water is also wasting energy.
So Hector will now tell you how you can SAVE WATER AT HOME in just TEN WORDS!
Hector, do I need to flush the toilet if there's only pee in there?
Should I turn the faucet off while I'm brushing my teeth?
Should we repair any leaking pipes and fix dripping faucets?
Should I take long, deep baths instead of showers?
Is the garbage disposal better than a compost bin?
And what about the dishwasher or washing machine? Should I only do full loads?
And, if I am using the dishwasher, you're advising I scrape dishes rather than pre-rinse them?
Also, I should go easy with the garden hose as it can be very wasteful?
Was that last one a Yes?
If I do all that will I save both money and water?