A recent study by Duke University indicates that one of the easiest and most economical ways of conserving water is simply to turn off the water while brushing your teeth. According to the research, it can save as much as 20 gallons of water per person per day. That would be like a large rural household saving over 2,000 gallons of water per year!
This means that if your household uses 25,000 gallons of water per year, then turning off the water during brushing can save as much as 9 million gallons of water. This is an amazing figure!
The fact that this is achievable without causing any inconvenience to you or your family members means that it is a real contribution towards conserving water. You will begin to appreciate how easily this can be done. And as it becomes easier to do, you will also start to do it more often.
And that is just the beginning. With toothbrushes and water systems there are other benefits to be gained.
Firstly, you will find that you can save water by not brushing with water for a few minutes before rinsing your teeth. This will save water even more as you will be rinsing between cavities, instead of cavitating them.
For a new home, installing a water rinsing system will save even more. Then there are the millions of gallons of water that are wasted every day when your faucets do not have water shut off.
The best part of all of this is that it is simple, cheap and very easy to install. In fact, it can be done in the first place of your appliances. How convenient!
Your water will thank you, too, because the water will last longer because you will be using it less, thus reducing the use of your water meter.
What could be simpler, more economical or more environmentally friendly than this?