Conservation is really on my mind these days—conserving resources and money. So, it really caught my eye when the Money Pit took a look at water savings. Sure, I like to save natural resources, but I never really took a look at the quantities. How about the fact that you could save 500 gallons a month by cutting your shower to five minutes (granted, that means they must know how long my shower currently lasts… scary thought!). Want savings of a thousand gallons per month—per month!— only wash the dishes when the load is full. And a handy tip: If your shower can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, you need to change to a low-flow shower head. Now there’s a cool natural resources project to do with the kids.

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