Jul 24, 2007

Okay, FINE! Last One...

Last one of my posts regarding water conservation, fourth in a series:

Plumbing maintenance:

1. Install covers on pool and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.

2. We're more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don't forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses for leaks.

3. Remember to check your sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and keep the heads in good shape.

4. Make sure your swimming pools, fountains, and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.


Miscellaneous tips:

1. Start a compost pile. Using compost when you plant adds water-holding organic matter to the soil.

2. Throw trimmings and peelings from fruits and vegetables into your yard compost to prevent using the garbage disposal

3. When you give your pet fresh water, don't throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.

4. When you clean your fish tank, use the water you've drained on your plants. The water is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, providing you with a free and effective fertilizer.

5. If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don't throw them in the sink. Drop them in a houseplant instead.

6. For hanging baskets, planters and pots, place ice cubes under the moss or dirt to give your plants a cool drink of water and help eliminate water overflow.

7. When you have ice left in your cup from a take-out restaurant, don't throw it in the trash dump it on a plant.



PS - It's RAINING here!! Thank you, God.

3 comments:

S K G Rao, C Text ATI. said...

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Alec said...

It wont stop raining everywhere here in the UK...We're flooded everywhere! Mind you, I still slap my wrists when I leave the tap running when I brush my teeth.

T with Honey said...

I never thought of using old/dirty ice cubes to water plants before. That's a great tip!!

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