Week 16 challenge | Let's save some water

Week three of making the loo (we’re British now 😊) more environmentally friendly!

Hooray for this day! You made it to the last week of the bathroom challenge! Take a moment (or lots of them) to reflect on the great work you’ve been doing on this challenge.

This week, let's talk water. Here are some numbers for you to mull over as we think about our bathroom water use. On any given day, toilets use up to 24 gallons of water, showers up to 50 gallons, and faucets up to 26 gallons. To put those numbers into perspective, that’s 24 milk jugs, 95 bottles of pop, or 416 cups of orange juice. That’s a lot of water.

So here are some tips (some free, some not-so-free) on how you can help #ReduceYourUse of water this week.

When you take a shower or bath, consider using your "used" water to water your indoor or outdoor plants.

All you need to do is remember to plug your tub when you take a shower and then use a container to transfer the water out of the tub.

Another water conservation tip that’s easy-peasy, turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth. No need to let that precious water flow while you’re scrubbing your pearly whites.

These last two you might consider if you’re doing some renos in your bathroom. Think about purchasing a low-flow toilet that has flushing options for, well, let’s just say the "simple" to the times when you’re doing some extra screen-time in the bathroom.

Another idea is to consider installing a water-saving showerhead to reduce water use for those long shower-takers.

And that’s a wrap on the four-week bathroom challenge!

Did you try this challenge? Let us know which paper product you switched out on social media with the hashtag #thrifty50 and tag us with @MCCThrift!

Until next Wednesday,
Lori Giesbrecht
MCC Thrift

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