Green Your Apartment – Water

This is the second in a series of how to green your apartment – this entry recommends greening through water conservation, with the help of top tips from Brian’s Blog at Signature Community:

1. It is always important to report leaks to property managers ASAP, but it is especially important to report toilet leaks – these are the most seriously wasteful.

2. “The toilet is not a trash can. There is no need to flush your tissues down the toilet. You are only wasting water.” (Not only that – you are potentially causing clogs AND creating a nightmare for the wastewater treatment facility down the line.. believe me, I’ve seen the process used to remove “rags” from waste water, and it is the most involved, energy-intensive process of the whole plant)

3. Aim for five to ten minute showers.

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