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It’s Good to Retain Water

Want to save gallons and gallons of water? Try this one simple thing!

I remember hearing somewhere that in order to save the environment Jennifer Aniston brushes her teeth in the shower. So, I set out to see if it was true. Yup. Sure enough she does just that.

At the Live Earth Concert in ’07, Aniston announced “I take a three-minute shower. I even brush-wash-brush my teeth while I shower. Every two minutes in the shower uses as much water as a person in Africa uses for everything in their life for a whole day.” Point taken.

I’m thinking that in some cases it’s good to retain water.

I’m probably not going to start brushing my teeth in the shower, but I am going to shut the tap off while brushing my teeth.

According to the EPA, the average bathroom faucet flows up to a rate of 2 gallons a minute, and if you shut off the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning and at bedtime you’ll save 8 gallons of water a day. That’s 240 gallons a month – well, you get the idea.

I’m thinking that in some cases it’s good to retain water.

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