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How can I save water?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

In the best of all possible worlds, everyone would collect shower or sink water to nourish their plants. Barring this, you can still help the environment by not running your shower when you're not in it (what are you doing anyway?) and by turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth or shave or wash your hands. Install low-flow showerheads that will save two and a half gallons of water each minute (with air infusion, it feels like you are getting the full amount of water and water pressure) and use those low-flush toilets - power flush makes them more efficient. Other water-saving opportunities: Do only full loads of laundry and water your lawn once every three days at the most. Five minutes of hot water uses the energy it takes to light a 400-foot room for a year.

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