Out here in the desert, water is a premium. I want to make sure that I make the best use of it. To make the best use of it, I want to make sure that no water goes to waste.
In our house, the biggest water waster is the shower. In the winter, we must run it for a couple of minutes in order for the water to warm up. Instead of letting that water (& the money it cost) go down the drain, I decided to make use of it instead.
Simply stick a bucket or a bin in the shower to collect the water. Remove the bin or bucket from the shower before you step in. Later, you can use this water to feed your animals or water your garden. If you've collected it in a food-grade bucket, you can even use it as drinking or cooking water!
Another favorite way to save water is to collect rain water in a barrel. This makes perfect plant water! Plus, if there are restrictions on watering in your area then the barrel gives you the ability to water your lawn, garden, or flower bed even during a restricted time.
Do you save any of your water? How do you save your water & what do you use it for?