added by ChatOmbre
(13 months ago)
"Style Secret: Water Conservation
Responsible water usage is key to the green lifestyle — not only cutting back on what flows from the faucet but also collecting what falls from the sky. Rain chains, such as the one shown here, and barrels divert and store runoff for use within the home (you can find them at major home improvement retailers). Fixtures such as low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and dual-flush toilets also help to reduce water waste.
Put it into practice: Now that you've got the equipment, apply water smarts to your daily life. Simple measures such as turning off the tap while you brush your teeth, not rinsing dishes before you load them into the dishwasher and checking for plumbing leaks can go a long way toward preserving the planet's water supply."