Day 7. - Conserve Water....Use less at every opportunity!
Summary: Use less water pressure, fix all pipe leaks, faucet drips, and running toilets and capture your runoff & excess in the sink.Read More
Keep in mind, whether or not you live in a drought-stricken area like the Southern or Western US, it takes energy to transport water to your house & work. Much of the fresh water of the world is in ice and glaciers that are rapidly melting and mixing into the ocean. Fresh water is required for life and one key factor in preserving fresh water is to help protect your local watershed.
Reconsider lawns & landscaping for what's regionally sustainable as well as doing complete house/apartment checks for leaking, dripping or other plumbing hardware issues, making especially sure that the toilet is working properly. There is no reason, considering cleanliness, germs or etiquette. for toilets to be flushed each time...i.e. "if it's yellow, let it mellow". This applies to public bathrooms as well as home. To decrease odor or staining, add a cup of white vinegar to the bowl after flushing.
Inform individuals and regularly visited businesses who violate these concepts that improved practices are necessary for ongoing relationships. Egregious and/or repeat offenders need to be reported to authorities, neighbors and/or media outlets.