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Water Conservation Tips: Post Hurricane Sandy and Beyond

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In light of the devastation that has occurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy, Culligan would like to share tips on how to conserve water in the home, apartment or office. Natural disasters, like hurricanes, can cause power outages, which can result in water contamination and directly affect access to clean water, especially safe drinking water. When these situations occur, we are reminded how essential clean water is to everyday life. The following are tips to conserve water in your daily routine, and possibly benefit everyone with more clean water:

  • Cut down on the time spent showering and bathing. Try timing yourself and then reduce the time by 10% each day.
  • Turn off the running water when you’re brushing your teeth or shaving
  • Run dishwashers and laundry machines when they are full. If your machine has a water-saver cycle option, use it.
  • Install low-flow toilets and shower heads.
  • Check your faucets, pipes and toilets for leaks.
  • Don’t use water for non-essential activities such as watering the lawn.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose when cleaning up debris from the storm.

If you suspect water contamination as a result of flooding, the Center for Disease Control recommends not using possibly contaminated water for washing dishes, brushing your teeth, preparing food, washing your hands or preparing baby formula (1).

Whether or not you were personally affected by the hurricane on the East Coast, it is always a good idea to brush up on how to save clean water. If you ever suspect water contamination as the result of a natural disaster, like Hurricane Sandy, or just have a question about your water quality and would like to arrange water testing, call your local Culligan Man for help.

Culligan continues to work with Convoy of Hope to provide clean, safe drinking water to those people affected by the hurricane on the East Coast. Visit Convoy of Hope to learn more about their relief efforts and how you can participate.

1 Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Sources:

DailyFinance

National Geographic  


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