Day 57: Turned Off Faucet While Shaving


While shaving this morning, besides using my Preserve razor, I turned off the faucet. I turned it on only to rinse off the razor.

Ideally I could just plug up the sink and fill it up with water, but when the plumber fixed the sink, he broke the stopper.

A few weeks ago, I did the same thing when brushing my teeth.

According to the American Water Works Association, Daily indoor per capita water use in the typical single family home is 69.3 gallons with 15.7% of that going to faucets.

By simply turning off the running water when brushing your teeth, a difference is made.

What was your simple green act for the day?

  • Karina
    I have so much concern about the water that, moreover, when it's time to turn on the tap, I open it just a little bit. Leaves only a trickle of water. In the kitchen, the laundry, bathroom. I spend more seconds of my time, but I consume less water. I think it is very worthwhile. And the water bill comes cheaper.
  • Nice. Cheaper bill def makes it worth it for most.
  • Another great one! Things like this are so simple and really do help so much. It’s sad how so many people don’t think about the little things that can help save water, electricity and things like that. Love your blog. Keep it up :)
  • Paulo
    Kool website dude... great initiative...

    Right now im at a fight trying to convince my dad about constructing something to collect the rain water off our roof to use it at toilet flush and gardening stuff. (seems easy, but its hard to convince ppl about benefits).

  • Thanks Paulo. Here's some projects that I've been thinking of doing about making a rain barrel
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