water in a five-gallon container a couple of hundred yards
from communal spigot to campsite has reinforced my tendency to
conserve. You, no doubt, have reasons of your own.
water-saving tips, compiled from a variety of sources:
the water while you brush your teeth. Youíll save three
gallons per brush.
only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher can save
75 to 200 gallons per week.
30 to 40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub, five to 10
gallons of water per minute to take a shower.
keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator, you wonít have
to run the tap until the water gets cold enough to drink. That
saves 200 to 300 gallons per week.
pin-size hole in a water pipe loses more than 2,000 gallons a
reduce water flow in toilets, install a plastic water bottle
weighted down with pebbles in the tank, or switch to a
low-flow toilet that cuts the water used per flush from five
to 10 gallons to 1.6 gallons or less.
a flow restrictor in the shower will cut water use by as much
things straight. Over Labor Day weekend, I ran a brief item in
this space mentioning that September was Mold Awareness Month.
was based on a now-misplaced news release from a product
manufacturer I must have considered a reliable source because
I ran the item rather than deleting it without even opening
e-mail said the month-long observance was sponsored by the
Environmental Protection Agency. It wasnít, a Chicago-area
reader told me.
let experts Joe Ponessa and Harris Gross answer my mold
questions because I am not qualified to comment on complex
science. Iím surprised they didnít call me on it.
the EPA has confirmed that it didnít sponsor a Mold
for any confusion that may have resulted.