Water is one of the most precious resources that our planet has to offer, and it’s the basis of all life. At Flowe.green, we value water greatly and we strive to help provide people with the technology to help save the planet, one household fixture at a time. Unfortunately, when people are wasting water, they are usually unaware of their actions. Today, we would like to discuss the ways in which people waste water in an effort to stop these circumstances from occurring in the first place.

Showers

According to Eartheasy.com, If you shower for longer than five minutes, then you are wasting five to ten gallons of water for every extra minute. Try taking shorter showers because you could save up to 150 gallons of water a month even if you cut your shower time by one or two minutes. Flowe.green is developing FLOWS™, which allows you to change flow modes in the shower, saving water when you don’t need it.

Yard Care

Although you may be tempted to hose down the patio, driveway, or sidewalk when they appear dirty, break out the broom instead. Hosing down such surfaces simply wastes water. Instead of washing your car in your driveway, take your car to the local car wash. Often, car washes recycle their water, but the water you use in your home to wash your car simply goes straight down the drain.

Flushing Too Often

Every time that you flush the toilet, you could be flushing up to five gallons of water. When you are flushing every time the toilet is used, you are wasting hundreds of gallons a week. Although this may not appeal to some people, we recommend flushing liquid waste every two to three times instead.

Bathtime

Unless you shower for extremely long amounts of time, it uses about one-fifth of the amount of water it takes to fill a bathtub. However, if you enjoy taking baths, try to fill the bathtub only a few inches instead.

Dishwashers

If you run your dishwasher when it’s not completely full, you are wasting an unnecessary amount of water. If your dishwasher is not full, simply wash your dishes by hand. If you are investing in a new dishwasher, opt to buy an energy efficient dishwasher to save even more energy.

Brushing Your Teeth With The Water Running

If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth, we’ll have to call you out on your actions. Water exits faucets by about 2.5 gallons per minute, so you are wasting plenty of water every time you leave the tap running while you are brushing your teeth. If you do leave the water running while brushing your teeth twice a day, you are wasting ten gallons of water a day, or 70 gallons of water a week. Simply turn off the tap while you are brushing, and you save tons of water.

At Flowe.green, we provide several energy saving devices, including water saving devices such as WooD, FLOWS, and SeeP™. Contact Flowe.green to learn more about our energy saving technology.