Reduce Your Water Usage
Action of the Month for August:
Install high efficiency/low-flow showerheads and aerators on faucets.
We urgently need to conserve water in our communities. Using low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators (that screw-on tip for the faucet) are an excellent way to start.
The city of Bozeman has several Free Swaps and Rebates programs to help its City residential water customers move to low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Open the “Tips-to-reduce-your-water-usage.pdf” link found below the Advanced Actions section to find out more details about these programs. If you are not a Bozeman City water customer, you can look for both these items at home improvement, hardware, or big box stores.
DID YOU KNOW…
The typical household in the developed world uses upwards of 260 gallons of water per day. Installing low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators can reduce up to 45 gallons per day which means thousands of gallons saved each year. (Source: https://www.treehugger.com/how-to-go-green-in-the-bathroom-4857311)
Saving water also saves electricity. It takes energy to pump water to a water treatment plant, to make it safe for drinking and food preparation, and to get it to your house.
Our drought means this is the time to be an over-achiever by selecting one or more Advanced action(s) to do, too. Open the Tips link that follows this list to see more details about them.
· Repair water leaks and toilet runs.
· Install a low flush toilet.
· Minimize the time you let the water run, inside or outside. Find ideas in the Tips below.
· If your water comes from the City of Bozeman, download the DropCountr app or go to www.dropcountr.com/bozeman to create an account that shows you your current and previous water usage and provides a wealth of information about water usage.
· Parents: Involve the children with Water Conservation Activities from the City of Bozeman.
Adapted with permission from materials produced by Earth Care for Hoosier-IPL www.EarthCareIndiana.org
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Action of the Month
Join our Creation Care’s Action of the Month Program to carry out a monthly task for the earth!
Purpose of the program:
Part of our spiritual calling for personal discipleship at home and work is to care for creation. Because the quantity of actions this implies can seem overwhelming, our Action of the Month Program provides one action to take each month. At the end of the month, you have a new habit. And if you find the basic action is something you already do, or if you find it not appropriate to your situation, or if you simply want to be a high-achiever, you can also find an advanced option to use as your alternative.