Saving water and being more environmentally minded starts in childhood. It’s about building those good habits like turning off lights when you leave a room and putting on a sweater instead of turning on the heat. While it’s important that we all do our part to make the world a great place to live for many years to come, many adults will likely not see many of the truly catastrophic possible outcomes from global climate change. Fostering environmentally focused perspectives and behaviors in our kids and grandkids isn’t for us; it’s for them.
Saving Water Indoors! There are a ton of different ways you can make saving water fun!
- You can make showering a race. If everyone in the family can cut off even a minute or two from their shower, you’ll save hundreds of gallons a month.
- Remember to turn off faucets when you brush your teeth and to make sure they aren’t dripping.
- By putting down the toilet seat, kids are less likely to use the toilet as a trash can, and you don’t have to worry about a hair brush or a pair of glasses falling in off the counter.
- Instead of throwing dirty pet water (or cold tea!) in the sink, have your child water a houseplant with it!
Saving Water Outdoors! Outside also comes with many opportunities to involve your kids in water conservation!
- Put out a rain barrel. The kids can use it to water plants or fill up their water guns.
- If your kids are too young to be much help in the kitchen, set up the sprinkler while you make dinner. You can water the grass and get the kids outside.
- Instead of bringing the family car to the car-wash, grab a couple buckets or wait for a rainy day and make a fun family event out of cleaning it.
There are many ways for us as adults to reduce water consumption as well. Checking for leaks and having a Calgary plumber go over everything once a year is a great place to start! If you want more water-saving tips or need help with plumbing in your home, call the Plumbing Paramedics today at (403) 452-2911.