Document: Water Log: Monitor your water use at home

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You can conserve water at home by engaging in some fairly simple practices. By monitoring water use and making some changes to how you use water, you can save water and money.

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How to monitor your water usage

1. For a 24 hour period complete the following log of household water use (view document). Tally up to see how much water your household uses per day and per quarter.

2. Play around with the numbers in the table to see what difference small changes could have on your totals (ex: reducing your shower time by only 2 minutes—from 8 minutes to 6 minutes—could save 36 litres of water per person per day).

3. Commit to making some changes to improve your household’s water consumption and cost.

4. In a few months, complete the log again to compare your water usage. Check your next water bill to see if the changes you have made have saved you money.
 

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