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In this instructable you will learn how to save water. Read this seriously or for pleasure it doesn't make a difference to me. P.S. this is my first instructable so it won't be great. P.S.S. I would enjoy your critism and ratings so please comment!!!
 
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Step 1: 1. Rainbarrel

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Catch the rain in a barrel. Usually people put them at the spout. The water from the roof rolls into a gutter. The water leaves the gutter through the spout. Use one of the many instructables on this site to learn exactly what to do. Use the water to water plants around your house.

Step 2: 2. Shower

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How often do you waste water waiting for it to warm up. A lot I guess. A simple solution is to collect the cold water to use on plants. Take a bucket, a large bucket, and while the water is warming place the bucket under the jet .When the water is warm take out the bucket and take your shower.
Another way to save water is while your shampooing and using soap turn the water off. Don't worry the heat will stay unless you take forever to use soap.

P.S. Don't use the soapy water on plants. Some of stuff may be harmful to plants.

Step 3: 3. Lawn

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Lawns are perhaps the greatest water waster. The thick mat of rootsdoesn't allow water to soak the soil.The water is stuck on the top and simply evaporates before it is used. Ther are simple solution: 1. Don't have a lawn. You can just plant native grasses. They barely need any water because they are used to the amount of water naturally in the soil from rain. 2. Use all of your rainbarrel water on the lawn. 3. Just be very carefull you don't use too much water.

Step 4: Plants

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Use the rain in your rain barrel to water your plants. Just use some water from the rainbarrel to water your thirstly little plants.To use the water from the rain barrel to water your plants just open the valve and let the water pour into the watering tool that you are using.
How about water from the washer can u use it on the lawn

use an Earth Friendly Soap and Fabric Softener and, as long as you are not washing poopy diapers, the 'Gray Water' is safe for your yard. Earth Friendly Soaps do not have phosphates in them and other nasty stuff that harms our ecosystem. When watering a Lawn, I highly recommend using laundry water, it is an excellent reuse of that type of water.

Oh, before anyone tries to start a controversy about mt comment. The simple fact of the matter can be discussed with your water district. They are only too happy to share their knowledge of such things. The same knowledge from which came the information I have provided!

rimar20005 years ago
Rain water is almost distilled water, it is useful for car radiator, for hair washing, etc.
0.9.390 (author)  rimar20005 years ago
Hmm I didn't know that.
0.9.390 (author)  0.9.3905 years ago
The rain might have been contaminated by polution. It might have become acidic rain.
but if it has been raining for more than 30 minutes, any acidity or crap in the air will have already been cleared and will result in water that is pretty minimally polluted if at all..
Sure, but it might not be. The situation is not so terrible.

I said "Rain water is almost distilled water..."
The bucket of water from the shower warm-up can also be used to flush the toilet.  Just raise the seat and pour the water in fast.  The toilet is probably closer to the shower than your plants.
uguy5 years ago
You forgot one of the oldest (from the 60s) conservation methods.... Save Water, Shower with a friend. ;)
Chrys uguy5 years ago
LOL!!
pttsusan5 years ago
Catch the water from the laundry rinse cycle and use it to fill the washing machine for the next dirty load.
neffk pttsusan5 years ago
This might be a problem, depending on the brand of laundry detergent you use. I saw a lot of stuff about this on the interweb. Search "biodegradable soap" or "gray water soap" to find more discussion.
CarpetGnome5 years ago
I like your ideas. On the soapy water/plants thought, the soapy water can help a plant by killing aphids and such, though I'm not sure how much a plant can take... though it would be good for washing a car.
0.9.390 (author)  CarpetGnome5 years ago
I didn't think of using on a car thanks!