27.8.11

Saving water. Xixi no banho. Women shaving their legs. Men shaving their faces.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8723740/Women-waste-50bn-litres-of-water-shaving-legs-in-shower.html
Research has shown that one in three women leave the shower running while they shave their legs, wasting around 50 billion litres of water a year.
Are hairless legs really so terribly necessary at all times? Plenty of blame to go around for that one - half advertising, half society's need to judge women on their looks, half the big personal-care-products companies trying to make a buck. Ok, that turned into 150% but you get the point.


See a ways below for how much water can be wasted by men shaving every damn day and leaving the water running. Yes, I have been guilty of this and I'm looking for a better solution. I'm also guilty of leaving leaking faucets unrepaired for too long. Working on it.


http://www.xixinobanho.org.br/





http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/


http://eartheasy.com/live_water_saving.htm

9. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrushThere is no need to keep the water running while brushing your teeth. Just wet your brush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing.

10. Rinse your razor in the sink
Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste of water.




http://www.phccweb.org/files/PDFs/WaterConservationFacts.pdf
  •  Turning off the water while you brush your teeth can save
  • 4 gallons of water a minute.  That’s 200 gallons a week for
  • a family of four. 
  •  Turning off the water while you shave can save more than
  • 100 gallons of water a week.
  •  Fixing a leak can save 500 gallons of water each month.
  •  Every  toilet flush you eliminate can save between two and
  • seven gallons of water
  •  Taking showers instead of baths can save 30 gallons of
  • water.  Filling the bathtub uses about 50 gallons of water.
  •  Keeping your shower under 5 minutes can save up to 1000
  • gallons a month.
  •  Turning off water while shampooing and conditioning hair can save 50 gallons a week.
  •  Using a water-saving showerhead can save your family 500 gallons a week.
  •  Running your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are filled can save 1,000 gallons a month.
  •  Choosing a water-saving model when replacing a washing machine can save up to 20 gallons
  • per load.
  •  Using a hose nozzle and turning off the water while you wash your car can save more than 100
  • gallons of water.
  •  Choosing a low water use plant when replacing or adding a flower or shrub can save 550 gallons each year.
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